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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues. ...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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Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism?

Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism?

Usually: The d dimer test, if negative makes a clot very unlikely. A positive test thought is no guarantee or "lock" that you have one. The negative predicative value is high for the d dimer test. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

Can someone with a pulmonary embolism apply for disability?

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

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Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Does a PE (pulmonary embolism) always result in immediate death?

Pulmonary embolism: There is a wide spectrum of presentation of pulmonary embolism, it doesn't always result in immediate death. ...Read more

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Can one get pulmonary embolism from surgery?

Can one get pulmonary embolism from surgery?

Pulmonary Embolism: Although uncommon, dehydration or prolonged immobility can be factors. ...Read more

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Do people ever have a pulmonary embolism at 17?

Do people ever have a pulmonary embolism at 17?

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

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Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

Can a pulmonary embolism be caused by being overweight?

YES: Increased weight can cause impaired blood return from the venous system of the legs or pelvis where clots can form and then migrate to the lung as a pulmonary embolism. Obesity may also impair heart function also increasing the risk for pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism still life threatening if it's diagnosed and treated?

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

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Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

Does anticoagulant medication help pulmonary embolism?

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

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What is the survival rate after a pulmonary embolism surgery?

What is the survival rate after a pulmonary embolism surgery?

Same as medicine: It depends on: but so far it seems that medicines (blood thinners) are the treatment of choice for pulmonary embolism. Surgery is only performed in desperate situations and that is why mortality is very high. ...Read more

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How can you get pulmonary embolism if you are on blood thinners?

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

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If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

If my child is having difficulty breathing, could this be pulmonary embolism?

Not Likely: Unless your child has multiple other serious medical conditions, then it is very unlikely for a child to have a pulmonary embolus. But if your child has conditions which predispose to pe, then please seek prompt medical attention if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are your chances of having another stroke and pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

What are your chances of having another stroke and pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

Worse if you do : Chances are worse of having another vascular episode if you continue smoking than if you don't. ...Read more

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Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

Can a low heart cause pulmonary embolism?

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

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Do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

Do you cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

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

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Could my wheezing be from a pulmonary embolism. Help?

Could my wheezing be from a pulmonary embolism. Help?

Yes: Check with your doc asap

Embolism can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

Are pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism the same?

No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, most commonly as a result of a failing heart. Pulmonary emboli are blood clots that form somewhere in the body (usually the legs) and travel to the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it common to cough up blood with a pulmonary embolism?

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Possibly: If the blood clot is lodged in the periphery of the lung, it can cause a pulmonary infarction, part of the lung tissue dies leading to bleeding. You can therefore cough up blood. This is an uncommon presentation. The majority of patients do not have this symptom. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism the same?

Is pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism the same?

No: 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

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If I feel fatigued could I possibly have pulmonary embolism?

If I feel fatigued could I possibly have pulmonary embolism?

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

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

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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Tachycardia for year and a half. Could this be a pulmonary embolism?

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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What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

What the difference between a pulmonary edema and pulmonary embolism?

Difference...: Pulmonary edema is excess fluid in the lungs whereas pulmonary embolus is a blood clot in the pulmonary vascular system. They are very different but a pulmonary embolus is one of the many, many causes of pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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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)

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