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Clexane Blood Clot Lungs
No: Clexane does not clear existing blood clots, the body does. Clexane prevents new clots from forming. Treatment of blood clots, once they have formed, should be no less than three months. Clexane is often used as an overlap with another blood thinner coumadin. Once the Coumadin is working clexane can be stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am on clexane injections since the doctors found a blood clot on my lung last week can i still have my tattoo ive booked a few weeks ago?
Not a good idea: It’s truly best not to. The fact is you *will* bleed more receiving the tattoo. Your doctor won’t want you to get it, and a reputable tattoo parlor won’t want to give it to you. And the reason is that it’s not in your best health interest. The timing with the clot just did not work out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was diagnosed with having arterial blood clot in radial artery. Was on clexane injection did not work. On Bayer aspirin. Does this affect ffuture preg?
Aspirin is safe.: You should have a thrombophilia work-up before you get pregnant - however the Aspirin prophylaxis does not affect pregnancy risk per se. If you are a thrombophilia carrier or patient, then that will be the major determinant of your pregnancy risk profile. Genetic counseling is also advisable! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard but may be changing. There are many anti-coagulants. Coumadin is the mainstay for outpatient treatment. Newer meds may replace it for many reasons. Many clots are dissolved in 2-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Embolus: Usually from a clot in the leg/pelvis veins (deep venous thrombosis dvt) that then breaks loose, goes thru the heart and lodges in the lung(pulmonary embolus). A search for a cause is the first step. If an underlying cause is found, that needs treatment. In addition short term anticoagulation with heparin, and longer treatment with Coumadin for 3-6 months is common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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