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Can I die from blood clot in lung if I ignore it?

Can I die from blood clot in lung if I ignore it?

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

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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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A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

A blood clot in arm/chest or leg would I be able to feel it & would that mean if it reaches my heart/lungs/brain I die or can it dissolve alone ?

Well : Blood clot's are always serious. Cannot diagnosis by chat. Consult primary care doctorface-to-face promptly or go to emergency room if you're having symptoms now for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? I also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. Will i die soon?

My pa pressure is 65, how bad is that? I also have a enlarged heart, chest pressure, lung scarring from a blood clot in each lung. Will i die soon?

Depend on severity : You have severe pulmonary hypertension. Many causes, but by your history probably due to pulmonary embolism. Can be idiopathic, due to left heart disease, lung disease, thromboembolic disease and multifactorial. Treatment include oxygen, anticiagulation, diuretics, ca blockers, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, inhaled nitric oxide, prostacyclin. Talk to your doctor, if severe, surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Could i die from a blood clot in or right next to my lung?

Could i die from a blood clot in or right next to my lung?

Possibly : A pulmonary embolism (obstructing one or more pulmonary arteries) can become life threatening. ...Read more

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Is a sudden collapsed lung bad and can you die from it?

Is a sudden collapsed lung bad and can you die from it?

Yes: If the pneumothorax creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of the heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This can be rapidly fatal. ...Read more

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How would I know if I had a pulmonary embolism? Would it occur suddenly or gradually? And if I have low blood pressure does that mean im in the clear?

How would I know if I had a pulmonary embolism? Would it occur suddenly or gradually? And if I have low blood pressure does that mean im in the clear?

Pulmonary embolism: Occurs suddenly, associated with shortness of breath, pain with deep breath, sometimes coughing up blood. Often caused by a clot in the leg traveling to the lung. This condition requires immediate treatment, preferably in the hospital. ...Read more

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I had a pulmonary embolism 4 months ago , they stop the blood thinner, it this mean I can have the risk to have a heart attack???

More info needed: Stopping blood thinners 4months after pulmonary embolism ( PE)does not necessarily increase risk for heart attack. My concern would be the risk for another PE. Without knowing the details of your condition and treatment, we can not fully understand the risks in your situation. Best to talk to your doctor about the decision to discontinue blood thinners ...Read more

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I have blood clots in lungs will i have it rest of life?

I have blood clots in lungs will i have it rest of life?

Blood clots: No, you should not have this for the rest of your life and your doctor(s) have to pay close attention to your health. Things should work out OK - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

Pulmonary embolus: A blood clot in the leg or pelvis (also called deep venous thrombosis) can occur with any major abdominal surgery. Smoking, obesity, prolonged immobility, or chronic medical condition can increase this chance. These blood clots can travel to the lungs causing a pulmonary embolus. ...Read more

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How can a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

How can  a lung blood clot occur when you just have had kidney transplant?

Risk of blood clot: Any major surgery, such as transplant, carries a risk of developing blood clots in the legs, deep vein thromboisi (dvt). Clot gets in the lung, pulmonary embolus (pe), when a piece breaks off from the leg DVT and travels into the lungs via the connecting veins. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis in the lungs is it serious that i stop smoking and if i don't what could happen?

I have sarcoidosis  in the lungs is it serious that i stop smoking and if i don't what could happen?

Stop smoking!: Why risk worsening pulmonary fibrosis at all. Smoking will shorten your life in many ways. Having several lung issues is sheer foolishness to risk! ...Read more

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Bedridden. Fear blood clot, but afraid to go to Dr as it might dislodge a clot and go to lungs. What to do? Afraid of dropping dead if I move much now

Bedridden. Fear blood clot, but afraid to go to Dr as it might dislodge a clot and go to lungs. What to do? Afraid of dropping dead if I move much now

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images during a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, Of course, if the doctor feels that deep vein thrombosis might be the case, there is no way to get to the hospital without moving. We cannot "beam" you to Sick Bay. ...Read more

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Can I die from vomiting blood if I ignore it, if it was just a little blood?

Can I die from vomiting blood if I ignore it, if it was just a little blood?

Yes: You could have an ulcer that isn't bleeding that bad right now. However, if ignored, the ulcer can worsen leading to a hemorrhage from an underlying blood vessel. Mortality is increased in this setting. ...Read more

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If I have a blood pressure of 120/80, is it possible that I will suffer from atrial fibrillation?

If I have a blood pressure of 120/80, is it possible that I will suffer from atrial fibrillation?

BP Atrial Fib: The blood pressure is not necessarily connected with atrial fibrillation. You can have a normal blood pressure as your describe and still acquire atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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How serious are blood clots in the lungs, if you never have clot problems before?

How serious are blood clots in the lungs, if you never have clot problems before?

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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I went to sleep, but woke up and spit out a blood clot. I don't know where it came from. I never smoke and I'm not a heavy drinker. Is it cancer?

I went to sleep, but woke up and spit out a blood clot. I don't know where it came from. I never smoke and I'm not a heavy drinker. Is it cancer?

Need check up: Spit up a blood clot, it means there is a bleeding point somewhere, that needs to be fund out asap. Do you drink Eth in excess, esophageal varices? off your stomack or throat..? or more rarely could it be from your lungs,? In any case go and see a Dr. ...Read more

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