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Pulmonary Embolism During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Deep vein thrombus: Weight gain edema stasis in veins obstruction of vena cava and iliac veins by weight and pressure of pregnant uterus coagulopathies of pregnancy less mobility of some folks-sedentary clots form, extend and embolize to the big filter- the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clots: The main reason for the increased risk during pregnancy is the change in blood clotting. Pregnancy hormones are believed to change how the blood the clots. Reduced venous blood flow from the legs may also predispose to a blood clot that may break off and travel to the lungs i.e. Pulmonary embolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a pulmonary embolism after my pregnancy, and im on warfarin right now. Is it ok and safe to go on rollercoasters?
Basically - Yes: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). Coumadin (warfarin) increases risk of bleeding so contact sports are often discouraged. Roller coasters are probably not in the same category as full contact football but you certainly can get knocked around a bit. The risk would be bruising though - not pe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What anticoagulants can be used safely in pregnancy for a pulmonary embolism in UK? Are there any tablets or are they all injections?
My symptoms are pain in lungs, and shortness of breath only during the night. Can i rule out pulmonary embolism?
I get chest pain after walking to school, I feel like I can't breathe during the first class, after that I'm fine for the day. Pulmonary embolism?
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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