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I have pneumonia and there is a lot of blood clot in the lungs? What does this mean?

I have pneumonia and  there is a lot of blood clot in the lungs? What does this mean?

Clots where?: A hemorrhagic pneumonia or other processes like TB or cancer can cause one to cough up blood, but blood clots in the lung often is used to describe pulmonary embolism -- clots in the blood vessels. ...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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How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

Pneumonia: is treated with antibiotics. Treatment of a blood clot in the leg depends on the type and location of the vein that is thrombosed. If it is an anatomic "deep vein", it may require anticoagulation or more agressive treatment depending on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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Should my 38 yr. Old son have a fliter put in for blood clots in his lungs he has had pneamonia, been in the hospital about 10 days.He been off work from this about 5.5 weeks. Other than sisunses he has been in good health. They had at the hospital he ha

Should my 38 yr. Old son have a fliter put in for blood clots in his lungs he has had pneamonia, been in the hospital about 10 days.He been off work from this 
about 5.5 weeks. Other than sisunses he has been in good health.
They had at the hospital he ha

A : A vena cava filter is a very good option for preventing blood clots in the legs from reaching the lungs. However, over time, vena cava filters can create problems of their own. They are better thought of as a short-term solution. If your son has clot in his legs now, and clots in his lungs as well, then it might be a good idea to place a filter to keep him from getting more lung clots. However, once he is upa and about, and on a stable dose of coumadin, (warfarin) the filter would ideally be removed. It is much more likely that a filter can be removed if it is taken out within about 6 weeks, after that, removal may be difficult or impossible. ...Read more

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What does blood clots on the lungs mean?

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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What are some signs of a blood clot in your lungs?

What are some signs of a blood clot in your lungs?

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

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What should be done about blood clots in the lungs?

What should be done about blood clots in the lungs?

Blood thinners: It depends on when the blood clot was found, but you need to be on a course if blood thinners, minimum 3 months. And a search for the cause of blood clots is necessary. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood clot in the lungs.?

Describe the features of a blood clot in the lungs.?

Pulmonary embolus: Typically clot that ends up in the lungs from a deep venous thrombosis of the extremities. Most often this is a DVT of the legs. The clot breaks off and travels through the bloodstream through the heart an into the pulmonary arteries. This is in the most extreme case can cause heart failure, respiratory insufficiency and death. ...Read more

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What happens when you have blood clot in your lungs?

What happens when you have blood clot in your lungs?

Could die: Pulmonary embolism is a lethal condition when clots move to pulmonary vessels , could be lethal , if not treated early . Prevention is the best , leg ; pelvic veins are the most common source for this serious condition ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more