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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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?

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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What are the symptoms of having a pulmonary embolism?

What are the symptoms of having a pulmonary embolism?

Pain,short of breath: Pulmonary embolism (or pe)symptoms can be vague, subtle, or extreme depending on the location and size of the clot. Pain and shortness of breath can occur with other lung problems (pneumonia, bronchitis, lung collapse, etc.) pe can be life threatening but is much less common than the other illnesses mentioned. Pe is diagnosed with ct scan, and may also be diagnosed with ventilation/perfusion scan. ...Read more

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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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One in 3 people with normal range chloresterol levels will still die of a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism, right?

Yes. Why do you ask?: These are the three common non-pneumonia, non-cancer killers. There are plenty of other risk factors -- hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, genetics, others. Manage all your risk factors and you're likely to stay healthy longer. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma pneumoniae cause pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis? If so, how do doctors treat these issues?

No: If you are bed ridden while sick, then it is possible to get deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This would normally be treated with anticoagulants such as Heparin or warfarin (coumadin). ...Read more

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How lethal is a pulmonary embolism?

Depends: Depends on the amount of clot that travels to the lungs, underlying heart and lung conditions, and concurrent illnesses. Massive pulmonary emboli associated with low blood pressure, right heart failure, severe hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension are more likely to cause death. Also if pulmonary emboli occurs as a complication of another illness are more deadly. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

Symptom...: Pulmonary embolism can occur without any symptoms. Some symptoms include sudden onset of shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest pain, racing heart, etc. The person may have a low oxygen level. If this diagnosis is suspected, go to the er immediately since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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If I am young, should the risks for pulmonary embolism be low?

If I am young, should the risks for pulmonary embolism be low?

And there's more....: Smoking, oral contraceptives and some other medications may also increase your predisposition for producing clots and pes. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Halin
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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

Pulmonary embolism is also known as Blood clot in lung. Pulmonary embolism is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more