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What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

What increases risk of pulmonary embolism?

See below: Many things including having had a previous deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, having a genetic predisposition or family history, smoking, birth control medication, autoimmune diseases such as lupus and prolonged immobilization including travel or bed rest, to name a few. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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What is someone surviving deep-vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism?

What is someone surviving deep-vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism?

Many: There are many who have survived and have done well with anticoagulation or filter use to prevent further enlarging pe. ...Read more

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Trombos embolism & Dvt? What Is the difference?

Trombos embolism & Dvt? What Is the difference?

DVT: Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep vein system, typically in the legs. If a piece of the clot breaks off and travels through the veins to the lungs, it is called venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary emboli?

What is pulmonary emboli?

Blockage of blood: Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. ...Read more

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Would a normal d dimer rule out DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Would a normal d dimer rule out DVT or pulmonary embolism?

For the most part: The d-dimer test is nonspecific to blood clots and can be elevated for other reasons however it is almost always elevated with acute (new) blood clots. If a person has risk factors (smoking, immobility, obesity, recent orthopedic surgery, cancer) and symptoms, an ultrasound should be ordered regardless of the d-dimer. In a low-risk patient a negative d-dimer effectively rules out acute DVT/PE. ...Read more

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What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

What is DVT (deep vein thrombosis)?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary thrombosis?

What is pulmonary thrombosis?

Pulmonary embolism: Is a blockage 1 or > arteries in your lungs. It is usually initiated as a blood clot from another part of the body such as the legs. ...Read more

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What is a saddle pulmonary embolus?

What is a saddle pulmonary embolus?

Saddle: A saddle pulmonary embolus is a relatively large clot that becomes lodged within the main pulmonary artery and straddles (extends into) both right and left pulmonary arteries. ...Read more

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Odds of pulmonary embolus if ultrasound shows clot in leg or pelvis?

Odds of pulmonary embolus if ultrasound shows clot in leg or pelvis?

High: If untreated, thrombosis in the veins of the legs or pelvis has a very high risk of embolizing to the lungs almost certainly > 90%. If the clot is confined to the small veins of the calf below the knee, these may resolve on their own without specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

Maybe Many or none: If the clot is big, sudden shortness of beath, chest pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, dizziness/weakness, fatigue, heart failure, blue/cyanotic lips/fingers/toes etc... Some people suffer from chronic embolism--small/tiny clots which may not cause much symptoms at all, but over time can cause more damage. So, if you have trouble wtih DVT etc..Take your meds and follow doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary embolism 'go away'?

Could pulmonary embolism 'go away'?

Yes....: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the blood vessels in the lung. Symptoms range from no symptoms to death, depending in the size and location of the blood clot. Once the blood clot is no longer increasing in size, the body's own system will "heal" the clot by reabsorbing it. Blood thinners allow this to happen, by making it impossible for the blood clot to continue to increase in size. ...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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What causes multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli thrombosis of the pelvic veins?

What causes multiple bilateral pulmonary emboli thrombosis of the pelvic veins?

Few things: Recent surgery, prolonged immobilization, long distance traveling, cancer, and smoking cause traditional DVTs. If bilateral veins are compressed, an organ like the uterus can compress the veins but you will probably suffer from large fibroids . Blood disorders or other abnormal masses can also cause a mechanical compression at a higher location than both those veins. Emboli can reach both lungs. ...Read more

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How lethal is a pulmonary embolism?

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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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Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Is operation the only option for deep vein thrombosis with pulmonory embolism?

Depends: Surgical treatment is usually reserved for massive pulmonary embolism (pe) or in chronic pe cases. In most instances DVT and pe are treated with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolysis) and blood thinners (anticoagulation). Sometimes DVT is treated "invasively" by an interventional radiologist to help direct the therapy to the clot directly. ...Read more

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Cardiac vs pulmonary htn difference?

Cardiac vs pulmonary htn difference?

Location: The scales are the same, but regular hypertension is the blood pressure recorded on your arm or wrist cuff. The lungs typically are at a much lower pressure (20-30 mmhg) than the arms (120-140 mmhg). Pulmonary hypertension causes symptoms of heart failure, shortness of breath, and swelling of the legs. Regular essential hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart diseae. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between the deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism?

Is there a connection between the deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Thrombus (clot) within the deep veins of the legs, arms, and pelvis may travel to the pulmonary arteries in the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Is 3 months treatment on rivaroxaban suffiecient for a provoked pulmonary embolism?

Is 3 months treatment on rivaroxaban suffiecient for a provoked pulmonary embolism?

Consult doctor: This issue is too complicated to be discussed in this forum. It is certainly not an issue for self treatment. Please consult your doctor who knows rest of your health history. ...Read more

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Trombos embolism & Dvt? What Is the difference?

DVT: Deep venous thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep vein system, typically in the legs. If a piece of the clot breaks off and travels through the veins to the lungs, it is called venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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I have a pulmonary embolism and wonder if DVT was missed?

Maybe: Dvt is the most common source of a pulmonary embolism but the treatment of pe and DVT is typically the same. I prefer to test for DVT in all pe patients and to test for pe in all DVT patients. The pe you find is usually the one you survive. The pe you die from is typically still in your leg so it's worth knowing if it's there. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism or dvt?

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism or dvt?

Chest pain : For pulmonary embolism: Chest pain, shortness of breath are the most common. Coughing up blood, mild fever can also happen. Fast heart rate may be another sign. You will feel more winded while walking. For DVT: leg pain, swelling in one leg. ...Read more

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How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

Variant of PAH: Multiple pe associated with recurrant DVT can cause chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (cteph), a variant of pulmonary hypertension (pah). These patients often have a hypercoagulopathy. Cteph occurs more frequently than previously thought, and unlike other types of pulmonary hypertension, cteph has the potential to be cured. A v/q scan can help diagnose. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

Maybe Many or none: If the clot is big, sudden shortness of beath, chest pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, dizziness/weakness, fatigue, heart failure, blue/cyanotic lips/fingers/toes etc... Some people suffer from chronic embolism--small/tiny clots which may not cause much symptoms at all, but over time can cause more damage. So, if you have trouble wtih DVT etc..Take your meds and follow doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a DVT to turn into a pulmonary embolism?

Embolism: Pulmonary embolism is when a clot becomes dislodged and goes to the lungs which is carried there by the normal blood flow. The answer is it can break off at anytime. Usually after a couple of weeks the clot will harden and may be less likely to break off. ...Read more

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20 hour roadtrip with my family will this put me at risk for DVT or pulmonary embolism? No health risks, fam history or factors

Precaution only: Just keep moving your legs even now and then, flex your foot up and down, just little things, and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Swelling of right leg with a dvt. Now I have my right leg swollen and hard. I also have pulmonary embolisms. What could you suggest.

Swelling of right leg with a dvt. Now I have my right leg swollen and hard. I also have pulmonary embolisms. What could you suggest.

DVT/leg swelling: Swelling of the leg following DVT is due to the vein in the leg having a clot which is blocking the return of the blood. The amount of time required for the swelling to subside depends on many factors-the extent of the clot and the veins involved. Larger veins involved and more extensive clots will take longer to resolve. Sometimes the swelling could be permanent. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Would a normal d dimer rule out DVT or pulmonary embolism?

For the most part: The d-dimer test is nonspecific to blood clots and can be elevated for other reasons however it is almost always elevated with acute (new) blood clots. If a person has risk factors (smoking, immobility, obesity, recent orthopedic surgery, cancer) and symptoms, an ultrasound should be ordered regardless of the d-dimer. In a low-risk patient a negative d-dimer effectively rules out acute DVT/PE. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with dvt and pulmonary embolism about a month ago does that mean I have a blood disorder?

I was diagnosed with dvt and pulmonary embolism about a month ago does that mean I have a blood disorder?

Dvt: Not necessarily If there is a reason why this developed e.g trauma,airplane travel,on bed rest ,oral contraceptives use then no.however,if not should be evaluated by a hematologist to determine if there is a hypercoagulable state.this is more common in people with a family history ...Read more

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Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

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Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

No: No, it can't. The homeopathic diet aid you're referring to isn't the full strength hormone, it's much less than 1/1, 000 of the normal dose. The only way there would be a concern about DVT or pe would be a rather rare occurrence of clotting and that typically only happens when you get larger doses that react adversely with your hormones as reported at http://www.Drugs.Com/hcg.Html. ...Read more

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Does increase bilirubin and AST levels have a link to DVT and pulmonary embolism?

Does increase bilirubin and AST levels have a link to DVT and pulmonary embolism?

None: that I know, although the bilirubin and enzymes have been reported to increase slightly if the embolism has led to a signioficnt INFARCTION ("death") of lung tissue! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Can early kidney disease increase your chances of having a DVT or pulmonary embolism?

Slightly increased : No conclusive data yet, but may slightly elevate the risk. We know from the LITE study that mildly decreased kidney function was associated with a 1.3-fold increased risk of VTE, but this wasn't independent of cardiovascular risk factor levels. Also microalbuminuria is independently associated with increased VTE risk in large cohorts with near two-fold increased risk. ...Read more

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If you didn't know you had a DVT, could exercise be good for a clot and bust it and get rid of it or would it turn it into a pulmonary embolism?

DVT: If someone suspects they have a DVT, they should always seek medical treatment. It can only be safely dissolved with specific medications monitored by a doctor, often in the hospital. ...Read more

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What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

Hematologist: Go see a Hematologist. The cause of your cramping could be part of the disease or a side effect of medications. Given your history, you should be under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a DVT in rt calf and thigh plus bilat pulmonary embolism what type of exercises can I do. I am currently taking Coumadin (warfarin) and my last pt was 3.0.?

I have a DVT in rt calf and thigh plus bilat pulmonary embolism what type of exercises can I do. I am currently taking Coumadin (warfarin) and my last pt was 3.0.?

INR 3?: Hopefully, you mean you inr s 3, which is therapeutic. If that is true and you've been cleared for activity, anything should be fine, unless you developed severe pulmonary hypertension from you pe. Talk to your physician if you haven't been formally cleared to excercise to see why and when you can start. ...Read more

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Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

Why don't people in comas develop deep vein thrombosis (dvt) and then die of a pulmonary embolism?

No movement: Yes, people in Comas do develop deep venous thrombosis. In order for a pulmonary embolism to developed. The patient needs to get up and move which causes the DVT to transfer from the legs of the lungs. If the patient doesn't get up, the DVT won't move, the PE will not develop ...Read more

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Is a D-DIMER FEU blood test better test than D-DIMER DDU blood test for exclusion of DVT and/or pulmonary embolism? If no why?

Ddimer: If d-dimer is negative, it certainly rules out dvt. If d-dimer is positive, it does not alone confirm a clot. If positive d-dimer, you will need additional test including ultrasound ...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