Top
10
Doctor insights on: Blod Clot In Lungs

Share
1

1
How long can a blod clot in the lung go undetected, and how would you know?

How long can a blod clot in the lung go undetected, and how would you know?

Shortness of breath: A small blood clot in the lung, usually an embolus, in an otherwise healthy person my go undetected and not cause any symptoms. Most emboli cause chest pain, difficulty in breathing, cough with bloody sputum to sudden death. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


2

2
I am concerned about a clot in the lungs?

I am concerned about a clot in the lungs?

Pulmonary embolism: 'clots' in the lungs are often called 'thromboemboli'. While clots can form in the lungs themselves, it is more common for emboli to be derived from peripheral veins (like the legs / pelvis) and break free to travel to the lungs. One symptom is shortness of breath. If you are concerned about this, please visit with a physician and have appropriate exam and testing. ...Read more

3

3
I read clots in the calve are less likely to travel to the lungs is this right?

I read clots in the calve are less likely to travel to the lungs is this right?

Don't think so.: Less likely than what? Most blood clots in the lung came from the calves. It is very unlikely for clots to form north of the calf without starting in the calf. Many clots probably do not migrate, but when they do it can be fairly serious. ...Read more

4

4
For what length of time can one live with clots in their lung?

For what length of time can one live with clots in their lung?

Depends on person: Blood clots (pulmonary emboli) in the lung are most often derived from clots in the leg / pelvic veins that break free at those locations and travel through the blood stream to the lungs. Such clots can be very serious, even life threatening. If they are diagnosed and treated, it is possible to have them resolve and not limit life expectancy / survival. It depends on the individual and therapy. ...Read more

5

5
How do you know if a clot has travelled from 1 lung to another?

How  do you know if a clot has travelled from 1 lung to another?

Not quite that way: A blood clot doesn't travel from one lung to another. In order for that to happen, a blood clot would have to break loose from inside one lung, travel backwards towards the heart, cross over to the other vessel connecting the heart to the other lung, and go into the other lung. However, blood clots from the legs can simply flow through the heart and go to both lungs. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is the chance of phlebitis causing lung clot?

Phlebitis/lung clots: Phlebitis (clot in one of the surface veins right under the skin). Theses veins are not usually thought of as the source of clots that can go to the lungs. They do get sore though... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Can a damage lung from a clot in the lung be repair?

Can a damage lung from a clot in the lung be repair?

Self repair: The vast majority of people's bodies remove the clot and repair the damage themselves if their inr is kept in the therapeutic range. By three months most patients feel normal and testing will show no clot and no heart strain. Rarely, people do not remove the clot and need further intervention - see your lung doctor about your case! ...Read more

9

9
How do you know if the vlood clot in your lung is dissolving?

How do you know if the vlood clot in your lung is dissolving?

Your physician will: Your physician should do a transthoracic echocardiogram at the end of three months to check right sided pressures. ...Read more

10

10
Can you walk a long time while having a clot in your lung or always be sitting down?

Can you walk a long time while having a clot in your lung or always be sitting down?

Depends: It depends on the size of the clot and how much it affects blood flow, as well as how much reserve you have. I've seen cancer patients that were otherwise healthy with massive clots, detected incidentally on a screening ct - otherwise, felt fine. On the other hand, i've seen small clots that have laid elderly patients low. ...Read more