Elevated bun and creatinine from pulmonary embolism or pneumonia - Doctor answers
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
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