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tell me about blood clot in the lung?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
PE Pulmonary Embolus: A blood clot in the lung is called a Pulmonary Embolism or PE. This is when a blood clot breaks off from a deep vein [ a DVT ] elsewhere in the body and goes to the [embolizes] lung. You need a CT scan [ or VQ scan] of your chest to check for a blood clot in your lung.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with blood clot in lung?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
In certain settings: In primary care clinic, sometimes. In emergency room or intensive care unit, can be fairly frequently.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will a blood clot in lung stop me from going on my vacation?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No: As long as you are taking a blood thinner and will not be doing activities that could cause bleeding, then vacation should be fine. Check with your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are there good ways to avoid blood clots in the lung?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Yes: Don't smoke. Exercise - avoid long trips in cars and prolonged sitting in the same spot. Keep your weight down. If you are at increased risk, avoid birth control pills or other estrogens. Talk with your doc if you have a family history. You may need specific tests and specific medication.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the top reasons for getting blood clots in the lung?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Leg clots: Most originate from clots in the large veins in the legs - sometimes from pelvic veins, especially women. Risk for clotting includes: smoking, hormones (estrogens - birth control pills), cancer, family history, obesity, prolonged immobilization, and recent surgery, advancing age.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer! Wishing youa'll the very best.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Vascular Surgery 20 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 embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away!

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