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Is it normal that you get heavy chest pain feeling after stopping from blood thinners? is it part of the body trying to heal from pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Chest pain : Chest pain after stopping the blood thinners must be immediately evaluated by a lung physician or surgeon.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Depends: If you were on anticoagulants because of pulmonary emboli, the concern is, are there more clots forming and migrating to the lungs? If you are feeling really ill go to the emergency room, otherwise go see your doctor or call your doctor right away and inform what you are feeling. Young adults on contraceptives are at risk for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. Once you get it, shouldnt take.

Answered 10/4/2016

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No: The answer to your specific question is no. Chest pain is not a body reaction to stopping the drugs. It is most likely a recurrent embolism.

Answered 1/25/2014

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