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How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus? Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

How can you tell the difference in pain between pleurisy, a kidney stone or pulmonary embolus?  Pain when taking deep breath. No fever. Heat helps.

Need other symptoms: To determine the difference b/w pleurisy (infx/inflammation of lining of lungs), pulm embolism (PE), & nephrolithiasis, u need more info. Kidney stones cause flank pain (to sides), & blood in urine or pain w/ urination. Pleurisy normally involves chills, swea, cough, other S/Sx of inflamm. PE causes shortness of breath, low oxygenation, which can b measured. TTYD 4 testing if u suspect 1 of these. ...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


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I had 9 emboli's in my left lung. had all symptoms of a pulmonary embolism. I was later told that I had pneumonia. I was never sick nor had a fever.

I had 9 emboli's in my left lung. had all symptoms of a pulmonary embolism.  I was later told that I had pneumonia. I was never sick nor had a fever.

Occam's razor : If you were diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli (CT scan with PE protocol), it isn't unusual to develop pulmonary parenchymal changes and even pleural effusion. The emboli are causing lack of blood supply to the parenchyma and causing tissue death and a release of infammatory markers. Sometimes the changes can be construed as infection when not. Occam's razor applies. ...Read more

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How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

How long does pain from pulmonary embolus last?

Depends: Can be short, just at the time the embolus occurs, or can be longer if the patient develops pleurisy after the embolus. ...Read more

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What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

Hemoptysis in PE: Or the coughing up of blood comes from the breakdown of the damaged lung tissue. The embolism blocks the lung tissues supply of nurishment and oxygen, the lung tissue breaks down and bleeds. How long it lasts depends on how big the injury is. ...Read more

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How lung does severe pain from a pulmonary embolus last?

How lung does severe pain from a pulmonary embolus last?

Pulmonary embolus: It depends. Sometimes the pain lasts seconds or minutes. If the embolus causes a part of the lung to die it can last for months. ...Read more

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After a pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

After a  pulmonary embolism how long do I need to take coumadin (warfarin)?

It depends: We always treat patients with DVT and pulmonary embolus for a minimum of 6 months and usually 12. Work-up for hypercoagulability (predisposition for abnormal blood clotting) is always performed, usually after the year of Coumadin (warfarin) treatment. If you have a hypercoagulable state as determined by blood testing, you may need anti coagulation for life. ...Read more

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How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

How long after surgery is someone at risk for having a pulmonary embolism?

Varies by surgery: All major surgeries have risk of blood clots called DVTs of the pelvis or legs.DVTs can then have a risk of dislodging & traveling to the lungs (i.e. PE). The more major the surgery, the longer the surgery, & the longer the period of immobility after surgery, the higher the chances. Major orthopedic surgery / general surgery / OB-GYN surgery are highest risk. Can happen w/i hours, days, or weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Halin
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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

Pulmonary embolism is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more


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Blood Clot In Lung (Definition)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more