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Blod Clot In Lungs
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sincee I have cancer, is there a chance i could get it in my lungs also since I have clots in the lungs now? I am so afraid!
thank you for any info.
Depends on...: It depends on the type on cancer, how far along it is, how the treatment is going, etc... Some cancers can spread to the lungs, but some cancers are not likely spread to the lungs. One's cancer doctor can talk more about this, because it depends on the details of the individual patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?
Filters: Can be removed. First you need to see if yours is truly removable. If not, then it is a moot point. If you are having clots, you need a work up for thrombophilia or thick blood. If you do need your filter removed you must have a leg doppler and ivc gram to make sure it is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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