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recovery after pulmonary embolism

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Days to weeks: Depends on underlying health and extent of embolism, size of clot ...Etc.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: While you can recover physically from a mild pe in a few days or weeks, it is recommended that you take a blood thinner for 6 months, and if this is a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
If you: are on proper anticoagulation medications, you can use mild NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve some of your inflamed lung symptoms. Otherwi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Eating is not known to interfere with recovery from pulmonary embolism.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Small clot fragments: Common cause is separation of small clots in the venous system (such as the leg, etc) which return to heart and lodge in the lungs. Trauma, some infe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Variable: Some are subtle, and escape detection. Others are instantly lethal. Full range in between. Cause, size , degree of lung obstructed as well as pre ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Usually after treatment should be fine.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes....: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the blood vessels in the lung. Symptoms range from no symptoms to death, depending in the size and location of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends on size: If the clot goes to many areas of the lungs or to main arteries and block them as the blood comes out of the heart, there can be no flow of blood and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Several mechanisms: The loss of effectively gas-exchanging lung. The strain on the right ventricle. Breakdown products of the thrombus causing wheezing. The vagal reflex ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
28 years experience Cardiology
Multiple: There are several sings icluding tachycardia, respiratory distress, ekg changes, sings of right venticular failure such as elevated venous pressure a ... Read More

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