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A 38-year-old female asked:

Have bilateral pe but not sure what has caused it. i do not have the normal markers. dvts were not found. my pulmonary hypertension was mild to mod.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: Clots can form in heart, arms, pelvis and legs. Must be sure that there were clots in lungs. Work up needs to look for coagulopathic situations. Important to solve, and prevent.
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Malignancy risk?: De novo thromboses anywhere if without precipitating cause has to be worked up for hyper coagulable syndromes such as in malignancies. A good work up needed, especially you called it pe with no good source. Is the pulmonary hypertension a result of the clots? What was the pancreatic surgery for? Follow up with your doctor closely for work up.

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Last updated Nov 29, 2013

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