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Doctor insights on: Filter Develops Shortness Breath Clot

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I have shortness of breath, but ecg, X-ray and clot test are all normal, what's going on?

I have shortness of breath, but ecg, X-ray and clot test are all normal, what's going on?

Shortness of breath: There are many reasons for shortness of breath for example heart disease, lung disease or even anemia. If mentioned tests are normal and you are still having symptoms, more evaluation is needed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath sometimes, could it to be a blood clot in the lungs?

I have shortness of breath sometimes, could it to be a blood clot in the lungs?

Maybe: There are numerous causes of shortness of breath, some are: pulmonary embolism(like one of our tennis stars!), heart failure or coronary artery disease, lung diseases (asthma, copd, interstitial lung problems, pneumonia). It may even be the result of poor conditioning. Rec seeing a dr to rule out the more serious problems. ...Read more

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What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

What kinds of diseases can cause shortness of breath, besides heart related and blood clot issues?

Many: Shortness of breath (sob) can be a symptom of many conditions other than heart and blood clot issues. Pulmonary conditions are a major example, ...Asthma, reactive airway disease, copd, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc, anxiety can even cause sob. If you're sob, see a dr. For an eval and work up. (if you smoke, stop). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is random chest pain that comes and goes infrequently and random shortness of breath that isn't bad likely to be a blood clot or anxiety?

Is random chest pain that comes and goes infrequently and random shortness of breath that isn't bad likely to be a blood clot or anxiety?

Chest pain: At your age serious pathology is unlikely though not Impossible ;anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion so get checked out for complete reassurance ...Read more

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I was diagnose with pe a month ago. My chest dosen't feel tight or i don't have shortness of breath dose that mean that the blood clot is dissloving?

Probably yes: Yes, if you're on a blood thinner like warfarin (coumadin) or Heparin (lovenox), then gradually the clot starts dissolving and going away. However, make sure you follow up with your doctor and not stop the blood thinning medication unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on Xeralto for about a week now& think my calve& rt leg weakness, shortness of breath are reactions?2nd CTW/dye showed clot gone after 2days.Help?

I'm on Xeralto for about a week now& think my calve& rt leg weakness, shortness of breath are reactions?2nd CTW/dye showed clot gone after 2days.Help?

Caution advised: The highest recurrence rate of PE and DVT is in the first 3 weeks. Your symptoms are atypical for Xarelto side effects. I assume you had a PE with a calf vein source for the clot. The clot is not "gone" it is broken up and further downstream. This will give you shortness of breath and the original clot will give you calf pain. Discuss this with your doctor but stopping the Xarelto now is unwise. ...Read more

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If there is no shortness of breath or pain - why else would only someone's upper arms swell up spontaneously? Clot history is present not on thinners.

If there is no shortness of breath or pain - why else would only someone's upper arms swell up spontaneously? Clot history is present not on thinners.

Swollen arms: this can happen from blood clots or from blockage of the superior vena cava (superior vena cava symdrome). This is the main vein draining the upper body of blood and if it's blocked by a tumor or clot then the upper body will swell. Best to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. ...Read more