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Blood clot in the lungs?

Blood clot in the lungs?

Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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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


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Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly? Very dangerous?

Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly?  Very dangerous?

Yes. : Pulmonary embolism is often fatal but it really depends on the size of the clot that travels to the lung. Small clots may not even be noticed but large ones completely stop lung circulation and exchange of oxygen resulting in rapid death. ...Read more

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Blood clot in urine?

Blood clot in urine?

Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more

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Can blood clot in lung cause chest pain?

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Can blood clot in lung cause chest pain?

Yes: Blood clot in the lungs( pulmonary embolism) can cause chest pain most often shortness of breath. ...Read more

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DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment ...Read more

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What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be perfused, but will be ventilated, and therefore a mismatch will be seen. ...Read more

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How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the central vessels of the lung can kill a person instantly. ...Read more

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How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

How painful is a blood clot in the lungs from dvt?

Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cause inflammation of close by pleura and sharp pain. This can occur in around 10% of emboli. The bigger the size of infarction the more pain but usually is moderate pain. ...Read more

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Blood clot in both shoulders?

Blood clot in both shoulders?

Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe the symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood clot in lung in lower lobe, what to do?

Blood clot in lung in lower lobe, what to do?

This is: Potentially quite serious. You need to talk with your doc immediately to pursue treatment options. ...Read more

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Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more

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Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Blood clot in the hand symptoms?

Exceedingly rare: What you describe is possibly never seen. Is this your idea as to what is wrong? Was there an ultrasound to prove? Very strange. ...Read more

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Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

Can aspirin dissolve blood clots in the legs?

No: Aspirin can inhibit coagulation of blood in the legs, but once a clot forms it will not dissolve the clot. At that point "blood thinners" are the treatment. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in my leg effect my lung circulation?

Can a blood clot in my leg effect my lung circulation?

Yes: If you have a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg, they can break loose and travel up through the heart, and into the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. This is potentially life threatening, but the risk is markedly reduced by taking a blood thinner like coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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Are lung blood clots fatal?

Are lung blood clots fatal?

Not always: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots that travel to the lungs) vary greatly in size from patient to patient; some are trivial, others are rapidly fatal, and there are all sorts of outcomes in between. They are usually a serious problem and need prompt and effective treatment, and diagnosis as to where they come from, so that can also be treated. Anticoagulants ("blood thinners") are usually prescribed. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Sometimes clots of blood in nose?

Sometimes clots of blood in nose?

Intermittent bleed: Where there is blood, there are clots. You may be having intermittent bleeding within your nose. The causes can be local trauma, dry air drying the nose, or help with thin blood as when your platelets are not working. ...Read more

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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?

Forever: If the clot is small and peripheral, if may not be detected. That's because they are asymptomatic. Studies show that people have these exact kinds of clots much more often than we are aware. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Why can't we use a screen to prevent the clot from going to my lungs?

Why can't we use a screen to prevent the clot from going to my lungs?

You can: An ivc filter is a screen that goes in the vena cava and can block clots from moving from the leg viens to the lungs. There are side affect and short and long term risks with putting in ivc filters, thus it is a case by case decision whether to put them in. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for removal of a greenfield filter had two clots in the last two years lungs?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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I'm on Apixaban twice a day for clots on the lungs was diagnosed 3 months ago but still feeling rotten now my hemotologist has put me on flucloxacilli?

I'm on Apixaban twice a day for clots on the lungs was diagnosed 3 months ago but still feeling rotten now my hemotologist has put me on flucloxacilli?

I do not: know why your hematologist is treating you with antibiotics thus more information is needed but I can say that the blood clots (pulmonary emboli) are a sign of other medical issues and the combination of these could make you continue to feel "rotten"!!!!! Speak with your hematologist (blood clotting expert) about how you feel and do not hesitate to tell him/her about your continuing symptoms! Z ...Read more

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How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the central vessels of the lung can kill a person instantly. ...Read more

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Are clots in the calve less likely to go to the lungs or brain?

Are clots in the calve less likely to go to the lungs or brain?

Brain less likely: A clot in a leg vein can travel up the bloodstream toward the heart. After a clot travels through the chambers of the heart, it enters the pulmonary circulation where the vessels are tiny, and easily blocked. A clot won't travel from the leg to the brain unless a person has a "patent foramen ovale" - an opening connecting the upper chambers of the heart. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the lungs?

Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clots in the lung?

What are the tests for blood clots in the lung?

CT scan of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of someone having a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism-pe), then a blood test called a d-dimer might be ordered. If that is low, you don't have a clot. If high, the gold standard of testing for a pe is a spiral cat scan of the lungs with infusion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blood clots in the lung?

What are the symptoms of blood clots in the lung?

Short of breath: Usually, there is shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. The blood oxygen is lower than expected. Some people also have chest pain. ...Read more

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Are lung blood clots fatal?

Not always: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots that travel to the lungs) vary greatly in size from patient to patient; some are trivial, others are rapidly fatal, and there are all sorts of outcomes in between. They are usually a serious problem and need prompt and effective treatment, and diagnosis as to where they come from, so that can also be treated. Anticoagulants ("blood thinners") are usually prescribed. ...Read more

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What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

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It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low. ...Read more

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What does blood clots on the lungs mean?

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What does blood clots on the lungs mean?

Pulmonary embolism: When doctors say blood clots in the lungs, they are usually talking about pulmonary embolism, which is blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs, caused by blood clots from another part of your body, most commonly, your legs. Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), which is clotting in the deep veins. ...Read more

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