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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: Patients with cancer are at a greater risk of developing blood clots. Ask your doctor about compression stockings that may reduce the risk clots in th ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Cancer is a well-known risk factor for blood clots. If the flight is short (which is relative these days with the long wait times, security etc), the ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This type of Chest scan is primarily focused on the pulmonary artery and vasculature which is why you received the contrast. However, it is still a Ch ... Read More
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Dr. Evan Lenkowsky
15 years experience Critical Care
Yes: A CTA will be able to detect abnormal lung masses with fairly decent accuracy. The test of choice would be a CT without contrast, however most radiol ... Read More
Dr. Edward Druy
52 years experience Radiology
Depends on size: Many patients who undergo a ct scan of the chest will have small or medium size nodules that are non-specific. A radiologist will document the size, a ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Horng
19 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need CT angiogram: You really need a CT angiogram of the chest to reliably detect pulmonary embolism. IV contrast is needed to see blood clots in the pulmonary vessels. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
If you are : Being treated for pulmonary embolism and you have chest pain and are light headed , you should call your doctor or go to the er.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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CT scan of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of some ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: High lung artery pressure is pulmonary artery hypertension . As you clear the clot/embolus the acute pulmonary pressure rise may subside. However ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be ple ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Occam's razor : If you were diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli (CT scan with PE protocol), it isn't unusual to develop pulmonary parenchymal changes and even pl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: The goal should not be perfect.I do not think anyone can answer that-depends on what damage was done by the PE.Some tissue can heal and there may also ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bacteria: Emboli are stuff (most commonly clots) that move from somewhere to somewhere else down a blood vessel, in this case from clots in veins of the body, d ... Read More

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