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Blood Clots In Leg And 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
What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.
DVT and PE: If people with deep venous thromboses and pulmonary emboli receive anticoagulation treatment, haven't suffered large clots that could impair their respiratory function, and don't have an underlying cancer, they should have a normal life expectancy. A hematologist can tell you how long to stay on active treatment and what can be done to prevent additional clots in the future. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have blood clots in the leg and lungs should you abstain from sex, currently on blood thinners for 2 months?
No: Having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) and leg (deep venous thrombosis) shouldn't stop you from living your life, as long as you are appropriately being treated with the blood thinning medications. If you experience chest pain, or shortness of breath, you should stop and seek care immediately. Also, there is an increased bleeding risk, so keep it "simple.". Read more
Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?
Anticoagulation: Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm scared to death of getting blood clots in my legs, arms, lungs after heavy bleeding miscarriage and normal d&c...Am I going to be ok? I'm also anemic.
I have leg pain for awhile now, I have shortness of breath today, could it be my ealry stage of COPD or a blood clot in my leg and lung?
Concerning: Both of these things are possible. You should be evaluated immediately. Read more
My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't I b hospitalized?
It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) blood clots in your legs and your lungs, you should be started on blood thinners. Dont't be affraid to ask questions be honest with your dr., ask him/her to explain their thought process. Read more
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. I stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. I want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?
Depends: While there are no specific guidelines for when to resume the exercise, it depends on the amount of clot in the lungs and the legs (clot burden), how are your symptoms, and type of exercise you are talking about. Basic idea is not to exert yourself to aggravate the lung function when the clot is fresh, and not to let the fresh clot in the leg to move to the lungs. Light exercises Ok if tolerated. Read more
Deep vein thrombosis left me with 1 blood clot in right leg-3 clots in lungs-have been on warfarin 4 years now. Is this safe to be on this..
Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.). Read more
I had blood clots in my lungs 2 years ago, from my legs; and ever since then I don't breathe as well?
I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?
Only temporarily: In the short term, it is advisable to avoid strenous activity in an effort to prevent movement of the clots. Generally, after you have been on appropriate blood thinners for a reasonable amount of time, your doctor will clear you to participate in normal levels of activity. In fact, as you recover, activity can help reduce your risk of developing swelling in your legs. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes
Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. Wish you good health! . Read more
Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?
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