A 25-year-old member asked:
will my blood clot put me at risk for a heart attack or a stroke?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Probably Not: The major risk of venous blood clots is that they can travel to the lungs as a pulmonary embolus, which can be deadly. This is the main reason clots need to be treated. Rarely, if a person has a common heart defect or a rare artery clot, clots can lead to stroke. Heart attacks with blood clots would almost always be related to pulmonary emboli, rather than the clot itself.
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Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
It depends: Heart attack develops from heart artery blockage. If blood clot develops in the coronary artery, yes heart attack results. On the other hand, if the blood clot is in the veins, there is no need to worry about "heart attack". Blood clot in the leg veins can travel to the heart and can block pulmonary arteries. This is pulmonary embolism, not "heart attack" as i understood the term.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
?: Where is your blood clot?
In the leg?
Will usually be cought in the lung unless you have pfo
check with your doc asap.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Will the baby have higher than normal blood pressure from my high salt diet?
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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South Amboy, NJ
A 37-year-old male asked:
Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. Always get sharp pain checked out as well. Thats our body telling us something is not right.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2018
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