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Can Untreated Walking Pneumonia Cause Pulmonary Embolism
I had 9 emboli's in my left lung. Had all symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. I was later told that I had pneumonia. I was never sick nor had a fever.
Occam's razor: If you were diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli (CT scan with PE protocol), it isn't unusual to develop pulmonary parenchymal changes and even pleural effusion. The emboli are causing lack of blood supply to the parenchyma and causing tissue death and a release of infammatory markers. Sometimes the changes can be construed as infection when not. Occam's razor applies. ...Read more
Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more
Yes: You can have chronic pulmonary embolism although this is not common. ...Read more
I get chest pain after walking to school, I feel like I can't breathe during the first class, after that I'm fine for the day. Pulmonary embolism?
I have pulmonary embolism and everytime I move om my couch my heart beat fast and hard and last for at least 30min or more. Or if I walk a few feet?
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lays low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read more
No: There is no clinical evidence that I know of. ...Read more
Unlikely: This would be very unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
V/Q mismatch: A large pe will cause elevated c02 and require more respiratory effort because the physiologic "dead space" will increase and the body may not be able to compensate with increased breathing. For the same reason the affected area of lung cannot participate in gas exchange which may lead to inadequate oxygenation - or low o2. ...Read more
No: There is no connectionGet a more detailed answer ›
Why not treat it?:
Pulmonary emboli are not things to be ignored or not treat. This is something that a medical professional needs to treat with usually blood thinners.
If there is a reason to not give blood thinners, then there still may be other things to do to minimize or prevent the risk of future clots. ...Read more
What is a pulmonary embolism? What is a pulmonary embolism, what causes it, and what can I do to diminish my risks?
Clot in lungs: Blood clots forming in leg vains and pelvic veins can travel to lungs causing pulmonary embolism. The way to avoid it is to stay active and prevent long periods of inactivity. Active dorsi and plantar flexion of feet should keep calf muscles pumping blood out of legs and prevent pe. ...Read more
Not definitive test: CT Chest angio the Gold Standard. Lung San distant second best ...Read more
Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?
No: These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism. ...Read more
DVT: The most common cause of a pulmonary embolism is deep venous thrombosis. Dvt usually occurs in individuals with trauma, hypercoagulable state, or immobilization. In individuals who have a DVT risk of pe can be 30% without treatment. If the DVT is treated risk of pe is substantially less ...Read more
Blood clot in lung: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein elsewhere in the body, often a leg vein there are called deep venous thromboses or dvts). Clots can form in the veins for a number of reasons, including trauma, immobility, and conditions that predispose you to form blood clots. If you are concerned about pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, see a doctor. ...Read more
Lake of oxygen: Heart is trying to compinsate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could a very large saddle pulmonary embolism cause permanent lung damages a I'm still quite breathless after nearly 3 months of bein diagnosed?
Embolism: Saddle embolism can be fatal, if there was a lot of damages done to lung symptoms may persist. ...Read more
Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.
I suppose it is: Possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung. It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more
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