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Was diagnosed on the 13th of this month with dvt, last night i started having trouble breathing? is this common?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Evaluation: Breathing difficulty in patients with DVT is concerning for the possibility of pulmonary embolism and should be evaluated immediately.
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Needs evaluation.: Dvt and shortness is a worrisome combination. You need to be evaluated immediately to rule out a pulmonary embolism. You should go to the emergency room for a ct of the chest.

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