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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.

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

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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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Elevated DRVVT and PTT-LA. History of pulmonary embolism. What does this mean?

Thrombophilia: In the right circumstances an elevated DRVVT and a PTT-LA could help in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Depending on the circumstances in which you had the pulmonary embolism plus elevation of the Lupus Anticoagulant test; can point out a higher risk of recurrence for venous thrombotic and embolic events. ...Read more

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My d diner was elevated and they ruled out pulmonary embolism, they told me I was fine but what do you think, because now I have pain on my left ft so?

My d diner was elevated and they ruled out pulmonary embolism, they told me I was fine but what do you think, because now I have pain on my left ft so?

You should talk: To your doctor. A d-dimer test is a non-specific test for blood clot breakdown products. It does not tell you where the clot is. If your leg hurts you should be checked for deep vein thrombosis (dvt). You should discuss this with your doctor as there are multiple treatments for dvt. You do not have a blood clot to your lung (pe) now but if you have DVT this could happen in the future. ...Read more

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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues. ...Read more

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Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism?

Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism?

Usually: The d dimer test, if negative makes a clot very unlikely. A positive test thought is no guarantee or "lock" that you have one. The negative predicative value is high for the d dimer test. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a valid medical disability, your family physician can help in obtaining appropriate services and benefits. ...Read more

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Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Pulmonary embolism: There is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more

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Can one get pulmonary embolism from surgery?

Pulmonary Embolism: Although uncommon, dehydration or prolonged immobility can be factors. ...Read more

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Do people ever have a pulmonary embolism at 17?

Do people ever have a pulmonary embolism at 17?

Birth control pills: Pulomonary embolism is a blood clot in the legs that moves up to the blood vessels in the lungs. Young women taking birth control pills and an underlying hypercoaguable status. Clinical presentation can be acute onset of shortness of breath. Early diagnosis can be life saving. ...Read more

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Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

YES: Increased weight can cause impaired blood return from the venous system of the legs or pelvis where clots can form and then migrate to the lung as a pulmonary embolism. Obesity may also impair heart function also increasing the risk for pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism still life threatening if it's diagnosed and treated?

PE: How you talking about fully treatedz for three to six months? Depends how big is the pulmonary embolism how many of them are there and where is the embolism isfound in your lungs. ...Read more

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Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Anticoagulation medications are used to treat pulmonary embolism. Initially heparin, Lovenox or fondapriunux may be given. Coumadin (warfarin) (wararin) is used for several months to help prevent new clots. Some patients who cannot receive anticoagulation medication may require surgery to remove the clot or the placement of filters to trap clots. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate after a pulmonary embolism surgery?

What is the survival rate after a pulmonary embolism surgery?

Same as medicine: It depends: but so far it seems that medicines (blood thinners) are the treatment of choice for pulmonary embolism. Surgery is only performed in desperate situations and that is why mortality is very high. ...Read more

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How can you get pulmonary embolism if you are on blood thinners?

Nothing's 100%: If you were put on anticoagulants for clots in your leg veins, a piece of clot could break off even on therapy and cause a pulmonary embolus. Having a pulmonary embolus while on anticoaugulation therapy is one of the indications for placement of an inferior vena cava filter. ...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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What are your chances of having another stroke and pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

What are your chances of having another stroke and pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

Worse if you do: Chances are worse of having another vascular episode if you continue smoking than if you don't. ...Read more

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Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

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

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Do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

Do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

Sometimes...: Coughing up blood, or hemoptysis, can be a symptom of pe. Hemoptysis is a symptom that always requires an evaluation because it can be a sign of malignancy. These diagnoses are life-threatening so always see a doctor if hemoptysis is present. ...Read more

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Could my wheezing be from a pulmonary embolism. Help?

Could my wheezing be from a pulmonary embolism. Help?

Yes: Check with your doc asap

embolism can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, most commonly as a result of a failing heart. Pulmonary emboli are blood clots that form somewhere in the body (usually the legs) and travel to the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it common to cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

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Possibly: If the blood clot is lodged in the periphery of the lung, it can cause a pulmonary infarction, part of the lung tissue dies leading to bleeding. You can therefore cough up blood. This is an uncommon presentation. The majority of patients do not have this symptom. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism one and the same?

Is pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism one and the same?

No: Pe pulmonary embolism is a clot from elsewhere (pelvic or leg veins more commonly) migrating through the main veins and caught into the lung which are like big filters.
Pulmonary edema is with heart failure, fluid retention, lung congestion with fluid edema and may follow heart attack, valvular heart disease and a variety of conditions.
Both cause shortness of breath and can be deadly. ...Read more

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If I feel fatigued could I possibly have pulmonary embolism?

If I feel fatigued could I possibly have pulmonary embolism?

Poss. But unlikely: The symptoms of fatigue can have many possible causes and most of these potential causes are more common than a pulmonary embolism (pe) being the cause. A pe usually causes sudden and severe shortness of breath, or death. More likely causes of fatigue include poor sleep, thyroid disorders, anemia, blood sugar issues, stress, anxiety, depression, infections, etc. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Depends: When was the pe?
Usually anti coagulated for 6 or more months depending on underlying conditions.
For life with some coagulopathies!

if no swelling of legs, bleeding etc your risk should be low.
As always care and a caring partner are relevant. ...Read more

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Can I smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban for a pulmonary embolism?

Can I smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban for a pulmonary embolism?

Best not to smoke: Smoking anything is not in your best particularly with recent PE. You are young, save your lungs. If you are on medicinal marijuana you could confer with your doctor or pharmacist regarding drug interactions if oral intake was appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Tachycardia for year and a half. Could this be a pulmonary embolism?

For a year: ; 1/2, pulmonary embolism would have other symptoms see pcp for wk up of tachycardia! - r/o thyroid problem. ...Read more

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What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

Difference...: Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs whereas pulmonary embolus is a blood clot in the pulmonary vascular system. They are very different but a pulmonary embolus is one of the many, many causes of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

Another thought: The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well. If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism. ...Read more

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After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read more

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If I have cancer is there an increased risk for me to get pulmonary embolism?

If I have cancer is there an increased risk for me to get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Certain cancers may have more risk (pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers), because they might increase certain chemical substances in body or secret them to increase the blood clot formation. Also chemo may increase the risk as well. Immobility in people with advanced cancer can be another risk. Damage to the blood vessel walls from the cancer or even from treatment may be a risk. ...Read more

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Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Cardiac ischaemia.: Cardiac ischemia denotes a reduction in blood flow through the arteries that supply the heart with blood. This would typically happen in the context of blockages within the arteries of the heart. This does not directly cause pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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Could you enumerate the steps the first aid for patients with pulmonary embolism?

Could you enumerate the steps the first aid for patients with pulmonary embolism?

Oxygen: Pulmonary embolism causes a blockage in the blood flow to the lungs. If this happens outside the hospital, there is little you can do. If possible, and there is access to oxygen, starting that would be the most beneficial thing to do. ...Read more

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Am I higher risk for getting another pulmonary embolism after I get my tubes tied?

Avoid estrogens: Unless you spend too long in bed recovering. Try some DVT prophylaxis before, during and after surgery wearing elastic support stockings, start walking as soon as possible after surgery. Your drs must consider to give you preventive anticoagulants like Lovenox (enoxaparin) while you are in bed and if you are on warfarin from your previous pulmonary emboli you should stop it 5 days before surgery. ...Read more

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Mom have massive pulmonary embolism homocysteine levels are high what does that mean?

Mom have massive pulmonary embolism homocysteine levels are high what does that mean?

Clotting tendency: Elevated homocysteine levels are usually due to a lack of frolic acid and other B vitamins. Chronic elevation can increase the chances of hardening of the arteries as well as increase the likelihood of blood clots. Dietary modifications and exercise can help protect from some of these problems. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

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