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A 26-year-old female asked:

2 weeks ago i fractured my fibula (dw type b2) calf was tender & had hematoma & swelling. today chest pains started. i am a smoker. should i be worried?

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Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Yes - attn needed: There is the possibility of a post traumatic thrombo phlebitis in your leg, with resulting recent pulmonary embolus to the lungs.....A prompt visit is needed to a physician and possible hospitalization; lung scan needed to differentiate acute pulmonary embolus from any chronic lung changes from cigarette smoking. See a physician promptly.

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