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Elevated Bun And Creatinine From Pulmonary Embolism Or Pneumonia
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
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
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
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
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
Pulmonary embolism: There is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more
4-6 weeks probably
depends on how solid the mass and how large and how treated. ...Read more
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
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
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
Many variables: Depends on many factors. Impossible to say without more info. ...Read more
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
Worse if you do: Chances are worse of having another vascular episode if you continue smoking than if you don't. ...Read more
I have a pulmonary embolism & I'm constantly feeling sick & even being sick could this be linked at all?
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
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
Check with your doc asap
embolism can be life threatening. ...Read more
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
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
No: There is no clinical evidence that I know of. ...Read more
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
For a year: ; 1/2, pulmonary embolism would have other symptoms see pcp for wk up of tachycardia! - r/o thyroid problem. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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