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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for blood clots in the lung?

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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
CT scan of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of someone having a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism-pe), then a blood test called a d-dimer might be ordered. If that is low, you don't have a clot. If high, the gold standard of testing for a pe is a spiral cat scan of the lungs with infusion.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Tell me about blood clot in the lung?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for blood clot in lung?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
CT of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of someone having a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism-pe), then a blood test called a d-dimer might be ordered. If that is low, you don't have a clot. If high, the gold standard of testing for a pe is a spiral cat scan of the lungs with infusion.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of blood clots in the lung?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Short of breath: Usually, there is shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. The blood oxygen is lower than expected. Some people also have chest pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do about blood clot in either lung?

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Dr. Pramil Cheriyath
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need blood thinner: This is a dangerous life threatening situation if you have a blood clot in the lung, you need to be on a blood thinner.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What should be done about blood clots in the lungs?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Clots in lung: Coumadin (warfarin) for 9-12 months and proper workup.
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