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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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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 long following initial treatment of a pulmonary embolism do chest pains and light-headedness last? What symptoms would merit emergency treatment?

In a few days: Chest pain and sob should improve with time.The blood clots may take up to 3 months to totally rescue but the symptoms improve much faster. Most of the time within a matter of days.Emergency treatment is required if the oxygen level is low or if the BP is low. ...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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How much time does an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism last?

How much time does an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism last?

Can't tell: If you mean surgery to open up the chest and remove the clots from the arteries, then hours. This is a big procedure. You should be discussing this with the Thoracic Surgeon who is going to do the procedure. ...Read more

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How long could I have a pulmonary embolism without it forcing me into hospital?

How long could I have a pulmonary embolism without it forcing me into hospital?

PE: A small pe might go unnoticed but any significant sized pe is going to cause symptoms which would either get your attention or worse. If you suspect pe you should get to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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