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How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs to your health?

How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs to your health?

Seriously dangerous: Blood clots to the lungs are major killers. But if they have been diagnosed and treated properly, odds of recovery are very good. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Blood clot in the lungs?

Blood clot in the lungs?

Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What are the chances of 25 yo female developing blood clots in lung with no risk factors? I have health anxiety with every pain i assume the worst.

What are the chances of 25 yo female developing blood clots in lung with no risk factors? I have health anxiety with every pain i assume the worst.

Anxiety disorder can: Become focused on specific health fears, in your case blood clots. Please see doc to rule out health problems and then a mental health professional to get treated for anxiety disorder. Lots of reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should my 38 yr. Old son have a fliter put in for blood clots in his lungs he has had pneamonia, been in the hospital about 10 days.He been off work from this about 5.5 weeks. Other than sisunses he has been in good health. They had at the hospital he ha

Should my 38 yr. Old son have a fliter put in for blood clots in his lungs he has had pneamonia, been in the hospital about 10 days.He been off work from this 
about 5.5 weeks. Other than sisunses he has been in good health.
They had at the hospital he ha

A : A vena cava filter is a very good option for preventing blood clots in the legs from reaching the lungs. However, over time, vena cava filters can create problems of their own. They are better thought of as a short-term solution. If your son has clot in his legs now, and clots in his lungs as well, then it might be a good idea to place a filter to keep him from getting more lung clots. However, once he is upa and about, and on a stable dose of coumadin, (warfarin) the filter would ideally be removed. It is much more likely that a filter can be removed if it is taken out within about 6 weeks, after that, removal may be difficult or impossible. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a blood clot in the lungs?

How dangerous is a  blood clot in the lungs?

Pulmonary embolism: Blood clot in the lungs are known as pulmonary embolism. They can be very dangerous and even cause death depending on the size and location of the blood clot. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to develop a blood clot in the lungs?

How dangerous is it to develop a blood clot in the lungs?

Size of clot: Small clots travelling into your lungs are often symptom free. Huge clots aka saddle emboli can be lethal in minutes. Clot prevention is a big part of all hospital stays and surgical procedures. Pulmonary embolisms are treated agressively and successfully in most cases. ...Read more

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How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

How dangerous are blood clots in the lungs?

Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the central vessels of the lung can kill a person instantly. ...Read more

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How dangerous are blood clots in the lung after an airplane flight?

How dangerous are blood clots in the lung after an airplane flight?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly? Very dangerous?

Pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the lung; deadly?  Very dangerous?

Yes. : Pulmonary embolism is often fatal but it really depends on the size of the clot that travels to the lung. Small clots may not even be noticed but large ones completely stop lung circulation and exchange of oxygen resulting in rapid death. ...Read more

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Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

Can several blood clots in the lung be dangerous or do doctors leave them there?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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How painful is a new blood clot in the lungs?

How painful is a new blood clot in the lungs?

Depends: A small clot may go un-noticed. A large one may cause severe acute pain and hemorrhage. It varies. Many are painful and very symptomatic. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood clot in the lungs.?

Describe the features of a blood clot in the lungs.?

Pulmonary embolus: Typically clot that ends up in the lungs from a deep venous thrombosis of the extremities. Most often this is a DVT of the legs. The clot breaks off and travels through the bloodstream through the heart an into the pulmonary arteries. This is in the most extreme case can cause heart failure, respiratory insufficiency and death. ...Read more

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How do you know if you got a blood clot in the lungs?

Many symptoms: The usual complaints would be shortness of breath, pain, a rapid pulse, symptoms of dizziness or fainting, general sense of doom, impending sense of doom or death, and many other symptoms. One may not know that he or she has had a clot. Symptoms can be severe or minor or minimal. A high index of suspicion is often needed and the clinic history and setting may tell. There are specific tests too. ...Read more

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What causes a blood clot in the lungs what's the best bplan of action?

What causes a blood clot in the lungs what's the best bplan of action?

Embolus: Usually from a clot in the leg/pelvis veins (deep venous thrombosis dvt) that then breaks loose, goes thru the heart and lodges in the lung(pulmonary embolus). A search for a cause is the first step. If an underlying cause is found, that needs treatment. In addition short term anticoagulation with heparin, and longer treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is common. ...Read more

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My friend died of blood clot in the lungs. What causes this?

My friend died of blood clot in the lungs. What causes this?

If you mean : Pulmonary embolism, it is a blood clot that forms usually in the deep leg vein, sometimes in the pelvic veins, that breaks off and travels to the pulmonary artery. If the clot is big enough, it can cause low oxygen and low blood pressure, sometimes to the point of sudden death. ...Read more

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How long do blood thinners take to clear a blood clot in the lungs?

How long do blood thinners take to clear a blood clot in the lungs?

Depends: Depends on the size, location and the general health of the individual and what medications the patient is placed on. Heparin is the gold standard but may be changing. There are many anti-coagulants. Coumadin (warfarin) is the mainstay for outpatient treatment. Newer meds may replace it for many reasons. Many clots are dissolved in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of a patient surviving a blood clot in the lungs?

What is the likelyhood of a patient surviving a blood clot in the lungs?

Very good: Most patient survive their first blood clot, its the second or third that end up causing more damage. This is why making the diagnosis is key and providing treatment to prevent the next one is key. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia and there is a lot of blood clot in the lungs? What does this mean?

I have pneumonia and  there is a lot of blood clot in the lungs? What does this mean?

Hmm sounds serious: Who told you that you have blood clots in your lungs? I would ask the person who told this to you. Blood clots in the lungs usually means -pulmonary embolus - go look that up. I hope you made an error in listening. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

What is the likelyhood of a leukemia patient surviving if they have a blood clot in the lungs?

Very likely.: There are many kinds of leukemia. Some not as severe or devastating as others. Depending on the type and severity of the leukemia, one may have as much chance with a pulmonary embolus as any other normal person. It is a serious illness but if recognized and treated, can be a good outcome. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more