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what cause blood clots in the lungs

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contracepti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Causes and treatment: Usually a clot forms in one or both legs and some or all of the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. Many things can increase your risk of blood ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Usually come from: Elsewhere like your legs dvt - look it up.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
To Er now: Zyvox (linezolid) can cause bone marrow suppression. This wipes out your platelets which stop you from bleeding. Please go to the er asap. You may man ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: That is highly unlikely. Pulmonary hemorrhage from a ruptured blood vessel is an uncommon condition. Perhaps you are referring to blood in the mucou ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
DVT: Deep venous clots in the lower extremity most commonly happens in the setting of inactivity, following injuries, surgery. It may happen with some unde ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience General Surgery
Long list of causes: There are a lot of possible causes and risk factors of blood clots in the legs. Here are some: - long periods of sitting - prolonged bed rest - inh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, suc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Short of breath: Usually, there is shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. The blood oxygen is lower than expected. Some people also have chest pain.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Hmmm: Bleeding in your lungs is not good. You need to see a respiratory doctor. They usually do not burst in your lungs....
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormonally mediated: Sometimes, autocrine hormones released from fibroids can cause the dilation of blood vessels to allow blood to be diverted to the fibroid and can be s ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Thomas
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many things.: Assuming you mean in the veins not the arteries. Blood clots in the arm arm divided into deep (more serious) and superficial. Deep vein thrombosis of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Spitz
36 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many causes: Heredity, hormones, pregnancy, malignancies, trauma and certain blood clotting disorders are the most common causes of blood clots in the legs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Many things: Usually a blood clot in the lung starts out as a deep vein thrombosis in one of the legs. They can, on occasion, come from other parts of the body th ... Read More
A 34-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many things: Hemoptysis or coughing up blood from the lungs has several causes. Blood tinged sputum can happen from repeated, forceful coughing. Coughing up more t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Few options: Swelling of legs pain in legs difficulty breathing.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation wit ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Elmore
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stroke: This can cause stroke and lead to death due to lack of oxygen to the brain. If it's very small then altered mental status, headaches as well.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Shortness of breath: Blod clot migrating to the lung is called a pulmonary embolus. Most common is a DVT from the leg.
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