Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

pulmonary embolism after c section

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Uncommon but fatal: It is rare. If it happens in children, it can be very dangerous.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is very uncommon. Most children who get a pulmonary embolism have an inherited problem with blood clotting or other serious medical illness. As ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please s ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
It should: The answer really depends on the patient. D-dimers will be positive if your body is forming and then breaking down clot somewhere. This is usually p ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually: The d dimer test, if negative makes a clot very unlikely. A positive test thought is no guarantee or "lock" that you have one. The negative predicat ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary embolism: To apply for disability from pe one would have to have long term pulmonary damage from the pe as well as a significant risk of recurrent pe.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a val ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Donald Thomas
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: This really depends on weather you are disabled or not.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary embolism: there is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Depends: 4-6 weeks probably depends on how solid the mass and how large and how treated.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Certainly possible: Pulmonary embolism is a well known complication in the post operative period.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Absolutely.: Pulmonary embolism can occur at any age and is usually the result of a deep venous thrombosis, or a blood clot that forms within the veins of the pelv ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
PE and xray: It can, in a sense. PE can be diagnosed with CT and angiography, both of which utilize xrays. There may be some secondary findings on standard chest ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Pulmonary embolism: Has also be associated with extended travel (sitting in a car, airplane, train, etc), hospitalization or prolonged bed rest, smoking, birth control pi ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month