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If Lungs Are Clear What Is Chance Of Blood Clot In Lung
What are the chances of survival in fat embolism. If it has occurred in brain and blood is entering lungs.
Why's blood in lungs: Forget about the fat embolism here for a moment. This person has a bigger problem which is "blood ENTERING the lungs." What's that all about? Not from the fat embolism. So if we're talking major trauma and the lungs have blood in them....then, all hands on deck to stop that disaster first. The fat embolism will have to wait. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Many....: shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, chest pain with breathing, possibly cough and low grade fever, wheezing, and even cough with blood in sputum. The question here is do you have risk factors for this (long travel, blood clot history, autoimmune conditions, etc.)? If you suspect a blood clot in your lungs, you should be in the ER getting tested and treated. ...Read more
Very likely.: There are many kinds of leukemia. Some not as severe or devastating as others. Depending on the type and severity of the leukemia, one may have as much chance with a pulmonary embolus as any other normal person. It is a serious illness but if recognized and treated, can be a good outcome. ...Read more
Risks: Calculating the risks of a blood clot in your lungs is difficult to do when given only the information of oxygen saturation. A saturation between 95-97% is at or very close to normal, hence it would be impossible to speculate on presence of clot or not. In fact, blood clots to the lung can occur and still result in a normal oxygen saturation between 97-100% clinicians use other factors for risk. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be pleuritic (ie hurts when you take a deep breath), fainting (known as syncope) and cyanosis (blue discoloration of the lips or nailbeds). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?
Blood thinners.: Cause can be from medications(birthcontrol), inactivity or genetic predispositions. Many causes and need to review with her doctor.Treatment depends on severity. If compromised blood pressure possible clot breaker. Rarely used anymore unless unstable pt. Typically blood thinners to prevent clot from getting bigger. Oral and injectable available. Not sure about collapsed lung?Could have many meaning. ...Read more
CT Chest.: If someone has symptoms consistent with blood clot in the lungs, CT Chest with contrast is obtained for further evaluation. .If CT cannot be obtained, VQ Scan can determine the probability of a clot in lung. You should see go to Emergency room or see your doctor ASAP to determine f that test is indicated. A physician will also evaluate other diseases that can have similar symptoms. ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Some patients make blood clots more easily, and you are likely one of them. Recurrent clots in your lungs means you need life long anticoagulation with blood thinners such as coumadin (warfarin). You should also see a hematologist for evaluation of why you make clots. It can be hereditary. So, with medical therapy, and monitoring your prognosis is good. ...Read more
Pulmonary Embolism : Is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg. Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (pe) include unexplained shortness of breath, problems breathing, chest pain, coughing, or coughing up blood. An arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) also may suggest that you have pe. ...Read more
Acute PE: Treatment of a pulmonary embolus essentially depends on the clinical symptoms at the time of diagnosis. The symptoms can be many and varied. Treatment options:. Blood thinners , thrombolytic s, ivc filter or embolectomy( surgical removal of blood clots). First priority is to stabilize patient if needed. The decision tree will be based on what is deemed most effective for the patient ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If plasma fibrinogen is less than 0.5g/L (50mg/dL) does that mean less chance of developing a deadly blood clot in a lung or other vein?
Why do you ask?: In coagulation, thing are never "everything else being equal." This value is about a third of the lower limit of the common reference range. Start figuring why. Was it diluted after fluid replacement after hemorrhage? Serious liver disease? Low from a genetic defect? A mutated fibrinogen may work but not be measured. Protection from blood clots is unlikely as this is driven by other factors. ...Read more
Trying to quit smoking. With that the only risk factor what are the chances of getting blood clots ane brain aneurysms?
There is lung consolidation visible on my ct, but i ve no fever, so can this be that part of lung is collapsed instead of me having pneumonia, ?
Yes: Collapsed lung or atelectasis is sometimes interchangeably used with consolidation in radiology reports; its not exactly the same thing but may look similar. If you dont have symptoms of infection, its quite possibly you have some collpased lung tissue (atelectasis) rather than phlegm and inflammatory cells actually filling the lung tissue like you would in pneumonia. ...Read more
CT is higher: The risk from a ct guided lung biopsy is approximately 25%. Underlying emphysema would make a collapsed lung more likely. Biopsy of a mass resting against the chest wall would be less likely to cause collapse. I am not sure about the discrepancy between the two answers. I do ct guided lung biopsies all the time, and have the same collapse rates as other docs in my group. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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