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

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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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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