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Pulmonary Embolism After C Section
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
If disabled: While pulmonary embolism can be life threatening in acute setting, properly treated often does not result in significant disability. If you have a valid medical disability, your family physician can help in obtaining appropriate services and benefits. ...Read more
Pulmonary embolism: There is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more
4-6 weeks probably
depends on how solid the mass and how large and how treated. ...Read more
Birth control pills: Pulomonary embolism is a blood clot in the legs that moves up to the blood vessels in the lungs. Young women taking birth control pills and an underlying hypercoaguable status. Clinical presentation can be acute onset of shortness of breath. Early diagnosis can be life saving. ...Read more
PE: How you talking about fully treatedz for three to six months? Depends on how big is the pulmonary embolism how many of them are there and where is the embolism isfound in your lungs. ...Read more
Yes: Anticoagulation medications are used to treat pulmonary embolism. Initially heparin, Lovenox or fondapriunux may be given. Coumadin (warfarin) (wararin) is used for several months to help prevent new clots. Some patients who cannot receive anticoagulation medication may require surgery to remove the clot or the placement of filters to trap clots. ...Read more
Many variables: Depends on many factors. Impossible to say without more info. ...Read more
Nothing's 100%: If you were put on anticoagulants for clots in your leg veins, a piece of clot could break off even on therapy and cause a pulmonary embolus. Having a pulmonary embolus while on anticoaugulation therapy is one of the indications for placement of an inferior vena cava filter. ...Read more
Worse if you do : Chances are worse of having another vascular episode if you continue smoking than if you don't. ...Read more
I have a pulmonary embolism & I'm constantly feeling sick & even being sick could this be linked at all?
No: I'm guessing that you mean a heart that lies low in the chest. This would not cause pulmonary embolism; in fact the position of the heart would have no effect on pulmonary embolism, which is caused by clots in veins (usually in the legs or pelvis) breaking loose and traveling to the lung. ...Read more
Sometimes...: Coughing up blood, or hemoptysis, can be a symptom of pe. Hemoptysis is a symptom that always requires an evaluation because it can be a sign of malignancy. These diagnoses are life-threatening so always see a doctor if hemoptysis is present. ...Read more
Check with your doc asap
Embolism can be life threatening. ...Read more
Pe pulmonary embolism is a clot from elsewhere (pelvic or leg veins more commonly) migrating through the main veins and caught into the lung which are like big filters.
Pulmonary edema is with heart failure, fluid retention, lung congestion with fluid edema and may follow heart attack, valvular heart disease and a variety of conditions.
Both cause shortness of breath and can be deadly. ...Read more
Poss. but unlikely: The symptoms of fatigue can have many possible causes and most of these potential causes are more common than a pulmonary embolism (pe) being the cause. A pe usually causes sudden and severe shortness of breath, or death. More likely causes of fatigue include poor sleep, thyroid disorders, anemia, blood sugar issues, stress, anxiety, depression, infections, etc. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
No: There is no clinical evidence that I know of. ...Read more
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
For a year: ; 1/2, pulmonary embolism would have other symptoms see pcp for wk up of tachycardia!- r/o thyroid problem. ...Read more
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