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Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not. However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing. ...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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Is second hand smoke dangerous for someone who is recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is second hand smoke dangerous for someone who is recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Second hand smoke is dangerous for everyone, not just those recovering from pulmonary embolism. However, there can be diminished lung capacity after an embolism and impaired o2 transport so why take the chance? ...Read more

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All evening IV been greeting chest pain on the left hand side. I did have a pulmonary embolism in june and was off the warfarin in february.

All evening IV been greeting chest pain on the left hand side. I did have a pulmonary embolism in june and was off the warfarin in february.

Go and see a doctor: And do this asap. You may be experiencing a new pulmonary embolism and need to be restarted on an anticoagulant. This is potentially life-threatening, so would go right now. Do not wait. ...Read more

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I am still getting hard, sharp chest pains on my left hand side of my chest. Iv been to my gp and he is sure that it's not another pulmonary embolism?

Family practice : If you have had a previous pe then you are high risk for another. Make sure this is ruled out. Are you on birth control. Are you on Coumadin (warfarin) currently. Are you a smoker. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Is it okay to have sex after recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

Depends: When was the pe? Usually anti coagulated for 6 or more months depending on underlying conditions. For life with some coagulopathies! if no swelling of legs, bleeding etc your risk should be low. As always care and a caring partner are relevant. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a sub massive pulmonary embolism?

How long will it take to recover from a sub massive pulmonary embolism?

Weeks: It usually takes weeks to start feeling better from an embolism to the lungs. It also depends if there is any damage to your heart. The body will start dissolving the clot and you can start to feel better sooner. The blood thinners prevent future clots while the body clears the current clots. ...Read more

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Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?

Warfarin is dangerous to take with other drugs, do I really need to take it for my pulmonary embolism?

Yes...: Warfarin is necessary in the treatment of pulmonary embolism or pe. The initial clot will allow more clot to form until the initial clot is destroyed by your body's own system. So, to prevent further clot from forming, a blood thinner is needed. There are other injectable blood thinners so see your doctor to discuss alternatives to warfarin. ...Read more

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If your a marathon walker, no family traits, don't smoke, do drugs, drink & are healthy how can you die of pulmonary embolism?

If your a marathon walker, no family traits, don't smoke, do drugs, drink & are healthy how can you die of pulmonary embolism?

Hypercoagulable stat: Even a brief period of inactivity (long flight) , dehydration and a blood chemistry conducible( eg a hypercoagulable blood disorder) can cause you toform clots and subsequently a pe. ...Read more

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I am being treated for a provoked pulmonary embolism and just wondered if it was safe for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban?

I am being treated for a provoked pulmonary embolism and just wondered if it was safe for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban?

No: If you have a choice, don't. While smoking is not recommended, tobacco or cannabis, for anyone..... In someone who had a blood clot lodge in his lung, it is a very poor choice. Taking rivaroxaban does not mean that it is now safe to smoke. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban? I'm being treated for a pulmonary embolism which was provoked due to me being hospitilised after renal failure.

Is it okay for me to smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban? I'm being treated for a pulmonary embolism which was provoked due to me being hospitilised after renal failure.

No: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Cannabis is illegal under U.S. federal law, so one can be convicted of a crime. Having a conviction may have bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter Canada for a vacation. Regardless, cannabis is not necessary for life. ...Read more

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Husband is in icu. Docs say that he has pulmonary embolism . Will he be able to recover?

Husband is in icu. Docs say that he has pulmonary embolism . Will he be able to recover?

Pulmonary embolism: Depends on degree of clot burden and damage which resulted from the clot. Being in the ICU can be precautionary or based on severity of actual illness. Speak to his physician. ...Read more

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Is a 3.9 INR dangerous. Should cumadin be adjusted if have history of pulmonary embolism? After accident the doctors said INR should run 2 to 3.

Is a 3.9 INR dangerous. Should cumadin be adjusted if have history of pulmonary embolism?  After accident the doctors said INR should run 2 to 3.

Depends...: If there is no bleeding present, your blood work can be monitored and Coumadin (warfarin) adjusted if it is trending higher. This is just one number so the trend needs to be known before the dose is adjusted. Call your doctor if you notice any bleeding and keep your diet stable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke while on Coumadin after being diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Just until my severe anxiety goes away(started Paxil (paroxetine) for anxiety)?

No: Likely your lung has emphysematous and surface changes from chronic smoking! if you had a blood clot( pulmonary embolism )this further damages the lungs. There may be worse things than smoking in this situation but I am having trouble listing them. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a 71 year old male to recover from pulmonary embolism?

How long can it take for a 71 year old male to recover from pulmonary embolism?

Depends: Also DVT and edema takes a while . Clots may resorb or stabilize over six months. Large pe with shock and near death can be slow to recover. Once anticoagulated and edema resolved and good breathing and oxygenation, several more months. If small, caught and treated early, faster recovery. ...Read more

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Can i smoke cannabis while on rivaroxaban for a pulmonary embolism?

Best not to smoke: Smoking anything is not in your best particularly with recent PE. You are young, save your lungs. If you are on medicinal marijuana you could confer with your doctor or pharmacist regarding drug interactions if oral intake was appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

What are the chances of having a pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

Marihuana embolism: Cannabis may increase the risk of bleeding in a the case of a 15-year-old with a cerebellar infarct that involved multiple arterial territories by martin et al 2000 causing a stroke. While the mechanism of marijuana-associated stroke is unclear, the drug is known to cause hypotension and to impair peripheral vasomotor reflexes. Factor v liden patients are the highest risk. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Can symptoms of pulmonary embolism (chest tightness, heart palpitations) come and go, or will they be constant if it's a dangerous pe clot?

Yes: Many causes however, so exam and testing is required to be definitive. Small recurrent emboli are known and can be intermittent and variable, and eventually lethal. ...Read more

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Do you have a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism if you smoke cigarettes and chew tobacco?

Do you have a higher risk of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism if you smoke cigarettes and chew tobacco?

Yes, slightly higher: Both clinical and basic research have linked smoking to abnormalities of coagulation, fibrinolysis and to venous thromboembolic disease. Several potential mechanisms involving inflammation, fibrinogen synthesis, clotting factors, and impaired fibrinolysis have been suggested as possible links. Even cdc lists smoking as a risk factor for dvt. http://www.cdc.gov/features/thrombosis/?mobile=nocontent. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Second Hand Smoke (Definition)

Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more


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