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Doctor insights on: Could Breathing In Dust Lead To Increased Chances For A Pulmonary Embolism

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Embolus (Definition)

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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If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

Not Likely: Unless your child has multiple other serious medical conditions, then it is very unlikely for a child to have a pulmonary embolus. But if your child has conditions which predispose to pe, then please seek prompt medical attention if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I had a pulmonary embolism 3 weeks ago and my breathing is still not great what should I do?

I had a pulmonary embolism 3 weeks ago and my breathing is still not great what should I do?

PE: It may take some time to return to normal after a pulmonary embolus (pe) depending on the location and size of the blood vessels involved. To be on the safe side, you should let your doctor know how you are feeling and double check that you are on the correct dose of blood thinner. ...Read more

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Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Pneumonia: pleurisy, pneumothorax, shingles, liver disease, and intra-abdominal adhesions are common that can cause this type of pain. You need to follow up with your doctor with the test results from the ER so you can get relief from this pain. ...Read more

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2 Negative D-Dimer tests but extreme chest pain, difficulty breathing, exhaustion and rapid heart rate. Could I have a Pulmonary Embolism?

2 Negative D-Dimer tests but extreme chest pain, difficulty breathing, exhaustion and rapid heart rate. Could I have a Pulmonary Embolism?

D-Dimer: The D-Dimer test is helpful in diagnosing a PE, but not definitive and required to have same. See the Lung Dr. with your symptoms and assure you get a complete and continuing work up of your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Middle back hurts when deep breath.hurts when moving.been going on for a day.doesnt hurt when breathing normal.sound like pulmonary embolism?

Middle back hurts when deep breath.hurts when moving.been going on for a day.doesnt hurt when breathing normal.sound like pulmonary embolism?

No: It doesn't sound like a pulmonary embolism, but it does sound like muscular pain as it hurts with moving. Pleurisy, an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, is also possible but much less likely. Rib injuries should be considered if there was recent trauma. Shortness of breath or fever would be warning signs of pneumonia. By your description, it sounds like muscle pain. ...Read more

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I had a pulmonary embolism in march 2012 and was intubated in icu...I continue to have tightness in my lungs upon deep breathing and pain in my back.

I had a pulmonary embolism in march 2012 and was intubated in icu...I continue to have tightness in my lungs upon deep breathing and pain in my back.

See a physician: After 1 year scar tissue may have developed or the original disease process needs t o be checked. See your physician and they probably will order a followup chest xray. ...Read more

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Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Event recorder: Supraventricular tachycardias are fairly common in young adults. This can cause similar symptoms. To know if that is the case, you need to have an event recorder to determine what is your heart rythm when you are having the symptoms. Transient atrial flutter or other supraventricular tachycardia with rapid ventricular response could cause it. Cut caffeine, nicotine and stress. Beta blocker. ...Read more

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Had two negative d dimers chance of pulmonary embolism?

Very low possibility: It is a very good test to rule out PE but there is always a chance to miss PE with test; but low likelihood to have PE if test is neg. One study showed that the sensitivity of the D-dimer ELISA for acute PE was 96.4% negative predictive value was 99.6% --this all means is a very good test. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Blood Clot In Lung (Definition)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more