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How Long Does Coughing Up Blood Associated With Pulmonary Embolus Last
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
Possibly: If the blood clot is lodged in the periphery of the lung, it can cause a pulmonary infarction, part of the lung tissue dies leading to bleeding. You can therefore cough up blood. This is an uncommon presentation. The majority of patients do not have this symptom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often should i have to do a pt/inr blood test while taking Coumadin (warfarin) long term after massive pulmonary embolism ?
Warfarin monitoring: How often your INR needs to be checked depends on the stability achieved on your dosing regimen. On the average, if stable INRs are established, checks every two weeks or sometimes less frequently are done. If the INR isn't stable, more frequent checks are often necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a history of blood clots in arm,leg,and pulmonary embolism. Last night I had a blood draw, today huge hematoma that is painful. Possible clot?
No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is irritating, it hurts. Because of your hx, I'm guessing you might be on an anticoagulant ("blood thinner")? If so, it predisposes you to a hematoma. Hematomas hurt but get better on their own. There's no risk of the clot "traveling" anywhere. ...Read more
At least 6 months: or longer, ( and depending if there are any coagulation factors deficiency) sometimes forever. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more
Rare but happens: Pulmonary embolism is uncommon in young active patients, but certainly can occur (witness recent episode with serena williams). Risk factors include genetic predisposition (inherited predisposition to clot), injury to the leg, prolonged immobilzation (for example due to leg injury/surgery), pregnancy, and birth control pill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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