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Blood Clot In Lung In Children
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 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
Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...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 more
Can a blood clot give you chest and jaw pain? I breathe normally, but feel like no oxygen is going to my brain... Whiteouts as well. Pulmonary embolism?
Call doctor: You need to be seen by someone asap. This can be bery serious. See doctor or go to er. ...Read more
Rare but happens: Pulmonary embolism is uncommon in young active patients, but certainly can occur (witness recent episode with serena williams). Risk factors include genetic predisposition (inherited predisposition to clot), injury to the leg, prolonged immobilzation (for example due to leg injury/surgery), pregnancy, and birth control pill. ...Read more
Could someone with a lot of tumours have something more serious like heart attack, diabetes, blood clot, pulmonary embolism?
Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Mom massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg bloodwork Nml dr ask if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?
Clots and cancer: A frequent cause of unprovoked blood clots in "elderly" is newly diagnosed cancer. There is a 2 -way interaction between blood clots and cancer, meaning that up to 20% of cancer patient develop blood clots and about 10% of patients (especially middle-aged and above) who have unprovoked blood clots will be diagnosed with cancer within one year. Your doctor was looking for symptoms of cancer in mom. ...Read more
Why do my legs feel weaker than my arm? Will a d dimer blood test show a pulmonary embolism or blood clot?
Different issues: Legs feeling weaker than arms may be just a part of "weakness". Because your legs feel weak is not likely to be associated with blood clots or pulmonary embolism. Please consult your doctor to evaluate the cause of weakness. ...Read more
Have a history of blood clots in arm, leg,and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?
No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is irritating, it hurts. Because of your hx, I'm guessing you might be on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner")? If so, it predisposes you to a hematoma. Hematomas hurt but get better on their own. There's no risk of the clot "traveling" anywhere. ...Read more
My question is related to menopause symptoms. I know I cannot take HRT due to a history of blood clots-pulmonary embolism- and TIA. However, is BHRT safe considering this history?
No!: Estrogen increases risk of blood clots. Having a history of blood clots (TIA, PE), you need to avoid all estrogen-containing products. This includes oral birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that contain estrogen. Bioequivalent hormone replacement therapy (B-HRT) does contain a form of estrogen and therefore is as dangerous for you to take as regular HRT. Avoid all estrogens! ...Read more
CT 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
Complicated: Depending on why you got a blood clot and other conditions present at the time of the diagnosis of the clot you might be getting different medications. For example if there is also a diagnosis of cancer a physician might be more inclined to use an injection instead of a pill to treat a lung clot. Your risk of bleeding, kidney function and other medications present will determine which the best is. ...Read more
Possibly...: Blood clots in the lung can be life-threatening depending on the size and location of the clot. Patients can also get small, asymptomatic and non-life-threatening clots as well. If symptoms like shortness of breath and/or chest pain occur, it is imperative that the person seek evaluation by a doctor, usually in the er so diagnosis and treatment can be given so death hopefully does not occur. ...Read more
No: As long as you are taking a blood thinner and will not be doing activities that could cause bleeding, then vacation should be fine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: I would say a blood clot in the lung is serious but there are small clots and then there are large clots and depending on where the clot goes determines how much damage is done and the severity of the pulmonary embolus. Figuring out the cause and where it coming from and getting on the right medication is the hard part. ...Read more
Is it normal or part of a sypmtom for me to have chest pain in the middle of my chest with a blood clot in lung?
Pulmonary emboli: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the arteries of the lung) can cause chest pain from either damage to the lining of the lung (pleura), or strain on the heart. The second usually only occurs if the clot is large and the heart is sick. Talk to your pulmonologist about your chest pain. ...Read more
Friend had a blood clot in lung. He is fine now but is on blood thinners. Will this be needed life long? What can cause? Nothing mentioned.
Depending : Depends on many things. Young patients with blood clots and/or family history of blood clots need to be screened for hereditary causes. Also, doctors look for provoking factors such as long car trips, recent surgery, cancer. The above info is used to make a decision if lifelong anti coagulation is needed... ...Read more
In certain settings: In primary care clinic, sometimes. In emergency room or intensive care unit, can be fairly frequently. ...Read more
Does baby asprin prevent blood clots in a person with a history of blood clot in lung? What are my odds of a second blood clot while on asprin?
Yes: Yes it may reduce the risk. Exact numbers depend on the cause of the first pe. ...Read more
Pain in upper left arm for a few days. Had blood clot in lung months ago, but had it clear up after xalerto. Afraid this may be a blood clot?
Other diagnosis: After a pe a month ago, you should still be on xarelto so still protected. The incidence of DVT originating from the upper extremity is very low. Other diagnosis has to be sought. Only question is why did you have a clot in your lung at your age? ...Read more
Burped and it's burned. Spit out blood streaked spit for 10 minutes afterwards. Chest pain. Is this GI or lung related? Could it be blood clot in lung?
Probably GI: Given that it began after a burp and burning. Burping may be associated reflux of stomach acid up into the esophagus, causing burning due to the irritation of the delicate lining of the esophagus. This irritation & resulting inflammation can result in bleeding. GI bleeds can be very serious and even life threatening. A blood clot in lung usually causes rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. ...Read more
Hi. Last night I fell down 15 carpeted steps on hip. Severely bruised, Very swollen, history of blood clot in lung when pregnant. Should I worry?
Anxiety or blood clot in lung for the last week and a half I have had a heaviness in my chest mostly on the left side along with shortness of breathe. Seen my doctor and said it was probably my anxiety/hyperventalation since my heart rate was 132 BP was
I : I cannot provide a diagosis for your symptoms. As a psychiatrist, I can tell you that normally, I would want to ensure that possible medical diagnoses have been ruled out before I stated that a problem is solely behavioral health in nature. I can also tell you that many medical conditions can cause marked anxiety and panic. I recall being called to the emergency room once to see a man who was very axious. I looked at his ekg and the cause of his anxiety soon became apparent. He was having an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). This is not in any way to suggest that you are having a heart attack. Symptoms of panic attacks can include discrete epidoses of panic or extreme anxiety (usually lasting 10 minutes or fewer for acute part), rapid breathing, chest tightness or pain, nausea or butterflies in stomach sensation, feeling lightheaded or dizzy, numbness or tingling, rapid or pounding heart beat, fear of going crazy, fear of dying, feeling very unreal, just to mention a few. ...Read more
Ex has stomach cancer & told me dr found lg blood clot in lung BUT sent home & 2 increase blood thinner??! Seriously?? Wouldn't that kill him?
Anticoag may be good: If Ex has stomach cancer has it been resected or still present. Many tumors have hypercoagulable state and wind up with venous clts that can embolize to lung. A lung scan would show extend to problem and O3 levels would be valuable. Suspect clot not enough to impare breathing so that anticoags would be effective if he is followed closely. Also, important is status of the Ca and therapy used. ...Read more
Tightness in upper chest and throat head ache has shaking feel weak. Could it be over active thyroid or another blood clot in lung or lack of iron?
Yes, yes & notsomuch: The majority of your symptoms are concerning for potential overactive thyroid or pe (clot in lung), but could be caused by other things that are less serious and unrelated. The iron issue is much less likely the source, unless extremely severe and ongoing. Should be seen in er w/chest discomfort for evaluation. ...Read more
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