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What does blood clots on the lungs mean

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Pulmonary embolism: When doctors say blood clots in the lungs, they are usually talking about pulmonary embolism, which is blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs,... Read More
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery 21 years experience
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
See doctor: 'moving' in the chest is an unusual symptom/complaint. With a history of pulmonary embolism, and on enoxaparin, one should see their doctor to make ce... Read More
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Not related: What you felt moving in the chest is possible sputum.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: They've found a home. They're not going anywhere. And they can't hurt you anymore. It's 'the next one" that can be dangerous. That's the reason for th... Read More
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 49 years experience
More info needed: Which blood thinner are you using? Activity level and general information should be given by your physician. Please contact your doctor to get speci... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 47 years experience
The : The laboratory test you seem to be describing is called an inr (international normalized ratio). The inr measures the time it takes for your blood to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 39 years experience
Usually come from: Elsewhere like your legs dvt - look it up.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Clots in lung: Coumadin (warfarin) for 9-12 months and proper workup.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Cannot breathe, pain: Sudden onset of dyspnea (difficulty breathing), chest pain, and hemoptysis (cough up blood), are the main symptoms that occur with pulmonary infarctio... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
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
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Within a few weeks : to a couple months at most. blood thinners do not dissolve them but protects from additional clot formation
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