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Will an oxygen tank help with pulmonary embolism

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Yes: A pulmonary embolism causes the blood to have difficulty getting oxygenated as it passes through the lungs. Patient will experience shortness of breat ... Read More
Dr. Michael Carson
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If your blood oxygen level is close to normal, then extra oxygen will not help you feel better. If you have a simple test called a pulse oximeter (no ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: In severe pulmonary embolism, the oxygen level in the body may decrease to levels that require supplemental oxygen. Most of these patients would be ho ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cicio
29 years experience ADHD and Autism
Shortness of breath: A pulmonary embolism can be fatal, but is more often treated successfully. Chest pain that gets worse with deep breathing, shortness of breath and fee ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Diaz
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulmonary embolism: There are tests that can test the amount of oxygen in the blood. Unfortunately you can't tell if your about to get a pulmonary embolism (PE) and die, ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
A pulse oximeter: can measure O2 in your body. PE cannot be predicted. If you have a predisposing condition or a family history of blood clots consult your doctor, If t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Likely: The way to prove it for sure is a PE scan. If you are having chest pain be reviewed. All the best.
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Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Must see a physician: I believe you have inquired about this topic multiple times in the past week or so. If you remain concerned that the ER doctors missed something the q ... Read More
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Dr. John Ricotta
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not usually: all the things you report are reassuring but there is no clinical context, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, blood gas. The best test for PE is ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
If you: have pulmonary embolism usually EKG, oxygenation and D dimers are abnormal
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Lip: Tingling in the lips is more likely to be due to co2 being low from overventilation rather than low oxygen. There are other possibilities also.......
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sepulveda
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely : With two negative d dimers, the changes of having a PE is very unlikely. The rationale for this test is to prove no PE. it is a very sensitive test ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
This is more likely : Angina, cardiac origin (coronary artery disease) and less likely the presentation of pe. If symptoms just came, chew an Aspirin and get seen at the er ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
V/Q mismatch: A large pe will cause elevated c02 and require more respiratory effort because the physiologic "dead space" will increase and the body may not be able ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Uncommon but fatal: It is rare. If it happens in children, it can be very dangerous.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
It should: The answer really depends on the patient. D-dimers will be positive if your body is forming and then breaking down clot somewhere. This is usually p ... Read More
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