A member 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 answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered May 7, 2016



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