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What is the treatment for blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the lung (pulmonary embolus)?

Acute PE: Treatment of a pulmonary embolus essentially depends on the clinical symptoms at the time of diagnosis. The symptoms can be many and varied. Treatment options:. Blood thinners , thrombolytic s, ivc filter or embolectomy( surgical removal of blood clots). First priority is to stabilize patient if needed. The decision tree will be based on what is deemed most effective for the patient ...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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What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

What are the warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe or blood clot in the lung)?

Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be pleuritic (ie hurts when you take a deep breath), fainting (known as syncope) and cyanosis (blue discoloration of the lips or nailbeds). ...Read more

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Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more

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What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be perfused, but will be ventilated, and therefore a mismatch will be seen. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a blood clot in the lungs of 80 year old female?

What's the treatment for a blood clot in the lungs of 80 year old female?

See your doctor: There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment. Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter (also many types) to prevent more big clots from going to the lung. The doctor must carefully assess the risks and benefits on an individual basis. "best" treatment is a case by case assessment. ...Read more

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Now on lifelong blood thinning treatment after blood clots in lungs twice the past 2 years. What's the risk og getting new clots? INR is constant 2,5

Now on lifelong blood thinning treatment after blood clots in lungs twice the past 2 years. What's the risk og getting new clots? INR is constant 2,5

Repeat clot risk: According to American College Chest Physicians: After a second episode of unprovoked VTE – 15 percent for the first year; 7.5 percent/year thereafter. This is without anticoagulation and assumes you had no risk factors for past episodes (genetic predisposition, trauma, surgery, pertinent medication etc.). Since recurrence can be deadly, we recommend blood thinners for life unless ..(see comment) ...Read more

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Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

Is Ibrance the best course of treatment for someone whose breast cancer has come back in her Lungs&Liver?We are worried about blood clots in arteries?

It depends on many : Factors like what type of cancer what is the age, ER/pr and HER2 status previous treatments and side effects including Radiation Rx. So have open discussion with oncologist. They know the best. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

Heparin warfarin: Heparin (an anticoagulant is started immediately). Eventually, most patients are switched to a pill medication - typically Coumadin (aka warfarin) is started after a few days and continued for several months. Some patients have a filter placed in the large abdominal vein (inferior vena cava) to decrease the risk of subsequent clots. ...Read more

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Can you get a pulmonary embolism at age 18-22 from a blood clot?

Can you get a pulmonary embolism at age 18-22 from a blood clot?

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 more

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Could someone with a lot of tumours have something more serious like heart attack, diabetes, blood clot, pulmonary embolism?

Could someone with a lot of tumours have something more serious like heart attack, diabetes, blood clot, pulmonary embolism?

Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Mom massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg bloodwork Nml dr ask if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?

Mom  massive pulmonary embolism & blood clot in leg  bloodwork Nml dr ask  if weightloss she has lost 10 lbs in 2 wks no dieting what could mean?

Clots and cancer: A frequent cause of unprovoked blood clots in "elderly" is newly diagnosed cancer.There is a 2 -way interaction between blood clots and cancer, meaning that up to 20% of cancer patient develop blood clots and about 10% of patients (especially middle-aged and above) who have unprovoked blood clots will be diagnosed with cancer within one year. Your doctor was looking for symptoms of cancer in mom. ...Read more

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Why do my legs feel weaker than my arm? Will a d dimer blood test show a pulmonary embolism or blood clot?

Why do my legs feel weaker than my arm? Will a d dimer blood test show a pulmonary embolism or blood clot?

Different issues: Legs feeling weaker than arms may be just a part of "weakness". Because your legs feel weak is not likely to be associated with blood clots or pulmonary embolism. Please consult your doctor to evaluate the cause of weakness. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My question is related to menopause symptoms. I know I cannot take HRT due to a history of blood clots-pulmonary embolism- and TIA. However, is BHRT safe considering this history?

My question is related to menopause symptoms.  I know I cannot take HRT due to a history of blood clots-pulmonary embolism- and TIA.  However, is BHRT safe considering this history?

No!: Estrogen increases risk of blood clots. Having a history of blood clots (TIA, PE), you need to avoid all estrogen-containing products. This includes oral birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that contain estrogen. Bioequivalent hormone replacement therapy (B-HRT) does contain a form of estrogen and therefore is as dangerous for you to take as regular HRT. Avoid all estrogens! ...Read more

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What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?

What is the cure and cause of embolism (blood clot) in her leg and one in each lung. Now a lung has collapsed?

Blood thinners.: Cause can be from medications(birthcontrol), inactivity or genetic predispositions. Many causes and need to review with her doctor.Treatment depends on severity. If compromised blood pressure possible clot breaker. Rarely used anymore unless unstable pt. Typically blood thinners to prevent clot from getting bigger. Oral and injectable available. Not sure about collapsed lung?Could have many meaning. ...Read more

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What is something i can buy over the counter to disolve a blood clot in theleg?

What is something i can buy over the counter to disolve a blood clot in theleg?

Called fibrinolysis:: aspirin slows blood clotting BUT DOES NOT DISSOLVE clots plus ?es bleeding through out stomach & entire small intestine. In summary, nothing is sold OTC which has any known efficacy to dissolve clots because of the danger. Liver constantly makes potent clot dissolving proteins yet they routinely held in check by endothelial signaling. Study "primary fibrinolysis": https://goo.gl/I6ll3Q ...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