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Causes Of Pe
Genes or muscle: Genetics is the primary cause of pes varus (high arch). Sometimes it is acquired and is due to a muscle imbalance in the foot either from a tendon injury/problem or a neurological condition that disturbs the muscle balance ...Read more
I had a PE last year due to having two abdominal surgeries. I'm getting sick with pneumonia/cold type symptoms. Could it cause a PE?
UR higher risks of P: The respiratory illness is not likely to directly cause a PE, but you are higher risk. The immobility and changes in blood clotting after surgery are high risk factors, but you have shown you can get a PE. If you become very immobile due to this illness, you are at risk of forming clots in your legs which can become PEs. Staying well hydrated and mildly active and not bedridden reduces risk. ...Read more
How long can you have a DVT in calf before it causes a problem? Is it true that it will not cause a PE if it's below the knee?
Calf DVT does not induce PE, however proximal extension will do from the distal femoral vein +- 30%.
Complications from calf DVT, may occur at any time. ...Read more
Can a desk-job cause DVT/PE? How common is this fatal condition in office workers who sit most of the day everyday?
Having gall bladder type pain (gb removed 2011 causing a pe) central chest pain into jaw X-ray normal. Ddimer normal ^wc count? Cause please.
Postchole-x Syndrome: Postchole-x syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gb removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). However, your symptoms don't sound typical--could be from esophageal problem or even cardiac. Please see GI doctor. ...Read more
Old wives tales...: There is a great deal of misinformation out there about masturbation, often more closely tied to religious and social values than medical fact. Masturbation is generally considered a normal part of teen sexual development, and can in fact have some health benefits. It has not been associated with premature aging, erectile dysfunction, or other male sexual or hormonal disorders or conditions. ...Read more
Does ssri-fluvoxamine discontinuation cause pe? I've been on them for about 2 years. I've noticed pe since the day I quit? Will it get fixed naturally
No it does not cause:
Pe is pulmonary embolism and it is a life threatening condition and has to be diagnosed with cat scan and treated with anticoagulants (blood thinners)asap. I don't know what you mean by you have noticed pe. Pe causes acute chest pain and shortness of breath, if you have symptoms of pe go to er asap.
Ssri discontinuation does not cause pe. ...Read more
Can being bedridden for several months lead to total cardio respiratory failure and destruction of major organs? I know it always causes DVT and PE.
I've been hospitalized 4times for pulmonary embolisms and I now have two new clots and 2 old ones still there what can cause the repetition of pe's?
Clots in veins.: Repeated clots in veins of the arms, legs, pelvis may travel to the lungs, resulting in repeated episodes of pe.? Is why are you forming clots, and do you have underlying thrombophilia. Check out www. Phlebology. Org and find phlebologist in your area who can evaluate your situation and advise you accordingly. ...Read more
PE and low weight: This does not sound reasonable: repeat PE because you are underweight? Good exercise AND healthy eating are essential for good weight (some blame can be placed on the genes you may have inherited if you have a small build). Please verify what is being required of you at PE ...Read more
Is it possible to have a safe healthy normal pregnancy after suffering bilateral PE caused by birth control?
Yes - but w/ caution: Yes-- you can a have normal pregnancy, but you have to talk in detail with your eventual obstetrician and/or your current internist to see why a young 25 y/o had b/l PE's to begin with. Was it all attributable to being on the birth control Rx, or are there other factors such as "hypercoaguable state" that you have, inherited or otherwise, that should be investigated via good history and labs. ...Read more
17 days post bilateral PE caused bc pills. On xarelto, wondering if pain in lungs and anxiety is normal after? Also, heart palpitations?
Yes, if decreasing..: Sorry you had such a serious complication. Bilateral pulmonary embolism can be source of chest pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. However, after two weeks these symptoms should be improving, getting less severe. If you notice any worsening, perhaps you should talk to your doctor to make sure.. ...Read more
I was struck in the leftcenter chest on 10/15. By dec 27 test found to have multiple bilateral pe w/factor v, timing right for 10/15 injury as cause?
Hard to know.: Factor v leiden (inherited from one or both parents) increases your risk for clots in the legs that can travel up to the lungs, where they can be lethal. If your chest injury made you immobile for a period of time, i.e., days or weeks, you may have developed a leg clot that traveled northward. But the injury may have had nothing to do with the pe! Could a recent plane flight have put you at risk? ...Read more
I am a 24 years old male, I suffer from pe. Can my depression, which I have had for six years be a cause?
Can certain types of exercise aggravate an existing dvt? Possibly cause another piece to break off and maybe result in a pe?
Uncertain: There is evidence that early walking exercise can be started in uncomplicated DVT within the first day after appropriate anticoagulant treatment & use of compression devices. Walking daily anywhere between 1-5 miles is associated with improvements in pain & swelling, and no increased risk of pe, compared to bed rest. Currently we lack data on the safety of vigorous or aggresive exercise after dvt. ...Read more
Could doing deep knee bends back in 60s girls pe classes cause knee pain and damage? I always wondered.
I've had pain when taking a deep breath in my back and chest I have a rotator cuff injury that is said to have caused this but I think it's a PE?
Causes of PE: PE and DVT are caused by either prolonged periods of not moving, injuries, or genetic clotting disorders. In the absence of any of these, why would you have a PE. Also, typically there would be a leg clot. Is your leg swollen? I agree the RTC tears don't typically cause back or chest pain but there are many other possible diagnoses, such as costochondritis, that would be more likely. ...Read more
Does ssri discontinuation cause premature ejaculation. I have heard about pssd. I was on fluvoxamine for about 3 yrs & noticed pe since the day I quit?
Fluvoxamine: Thanks for the clarification on pe. Fluvoxamine can be used to treat pe. I doubt that discontinuation can cause it. Try to find another reason for that. ...Read more
Can allergies to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy? I has a bilateral pe and pleurisy.
If I had idiopathic PE a year ago and it was caused by pancreatic cancer would I have symptoms of PC yet? Just scared I have PC.
I flew for the first time from PE to Johannesburg and my right shoulder and arm is reall stiff. Could it be caused by cabin pressure?
No: Unless you had unusual right shoulder positioning that would irritate your muscles and joint unlikely cabin pressure. Sitting in a small cramped seat is uncomfortable but then again flying is a travel inconvenience at best. Book better seating or change airlines if you need to fly more frequently. Could take acetaminophen prior to flight. Helps as an anti inflammatory for muscle joint pain. ...Read more