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what are the chances of another pe

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It depends on what caused the first episode. If it's due to a knee surgery or a pregnancy, the chances are not very high. The picture changes if you h ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
10+%: Depending on which study you look at, the risk is at least 10% even if the pe was provoked by a transient factor (immobility, pregnancy etc). Data sho ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have a pulmonary embolus if your EKG is normal and oxygen saturation is 97 or above. However, the only way to prove that you d ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Rhythm: Unlikely however if symptoms have not resolved yet best to be checked ,..,
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Low: If the dosing of love box is consistent and appropriate the chances are low but not zero.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Genetics: You must have full blood tests done to rule out genetic reasons for PE along with work up for hidden malignancy. Other risk factors are hormonal thera ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not enuf info: If you have no other risk factors other than HRT and you've stopped the HRT, and if this is your only spell of thromboembolism, then your risk is low.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prakash Vishnu
Specializes in Medical Oncology
CPT: Wells score is a clinical prediction tool to know the pre-test probability of one having a deep vein thrombsis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism (pe). If ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Considered low: Although a DVT can lead to a pe, it is considered a low chance, especially if he's being treated for the DVT in a hospital. However, depending of the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Low: The veins of your arms and legs do not connect either to your heart or brain: the chance of a heart attack or stroke is zero. Pe is a tiny risk. You s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
The chances: are never zero, but it is highly unlikely. Listen to your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: Probably low. Pulmonary embolus with ocpills usually follows deep vein thrombosis and it does take time. Haven't seen one happen so fast. But if havin ... Read More

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