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Scared Of Dvt
Had 2 uedvts. On warfarin for life now. What are the chances of getting another clot while on anticoagulants? I'm scared of stroke, pe, heart attack..
Hypercoagulable?: Did you get workup for hypercoagulable state? Abnormal clotting factors and blood proteins (protein s, protein c) may put you at lifelong risk for stroke and thrombosis. Coumadin (warfarin) is not a 100% protection (changes with diet or diarrhea etc, and you may need to stop Coumadin (warfarin) for pregnancy or surgeries). Worthwhile getting the full workup (hematology). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more
I have old blood clot in subclavian vein that won't dissolve anymore.What is the risk of that clot breaking free? Afraid of pe. Normal life possible?
38 was preg, R foot pitting edema, doppler neg for DVT, but sluggish blood flow of popliteal vein. Concerned that DVT was missed, scared of dev a PE!
Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drains blood to the heart. If you are not having shortness of breathe and or chest pains, it is less likely you have a PE. Dopplers are quite accurate in detecting DVTs. ...Read more
Go to ER: Now! this is a medical emergency. You will get examination and care needed. ...Read more
History of tia, deep thrombosis, hole in heart, clots in lungs, and now another tia, three good size white spots in the brain. What say you?
Pain/swollen vein in right calf for 2 weeks, shortness of breath and small cough for 1 day, risk of DVT. Could I have a pulmonary embolism?
Possible: I would see your primary care doctor as soon as possible, especially if shortness of breath persists. They will be able to determine. This might even be an instance to go to the ER. It is difficult to determine based on the evidence in the question. ...Read more
Short of breath elevated d dimer. emerge is sending me home with a shot of heparin and ct in the am. isn't a clot in lungs life threatening? scared
Blood clots: It sounds like you have a complex set of issues and have already had some evaluation. For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a 2nd opinion "inbox consult" with a doctor on HealthTap; it allows you to message back/forth like email when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, lab results.) Blood clots are indeed serious and easy to miss. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Risk factors include high blood pressure, especially poorly controlled high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, taking medication that interferes with blood clotting, and structural problems like avm, aneurism, contusion due to injury and less commonly tumor and infection. ...Read more
Ddimer slightly raised .57. Pulse ox 99. Negative ultrasound of both legs veins. Chances of clots or pulmonary embolism? No shortness of breath.
High D-dimer: Usually not however to make sure you should have a VQ scan. ...Read more
66 you old fem, pulmonary embolism (1 very large, several small clots), deep vein thrombosis, just started Xarelto. What is life expectancy?
What's risk of death with ep study 4 posible svt? Risk of complications? Have panic disorder and terrified that I can't lie still and will have panic attack during the test.
Swelling and pain: Compression garments can help to relieve symptoms of heaviness or swelling or edema. They can help in cases of varicose veins or if you are standing for long periods. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg usually in the calf and can be associated with minimal symptoms usually swelling and crampy pains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right side of heart is enlarged getting legs checked 4 clots. Why isn't my heart dr checking 4 clot in lungs? I have shortness of breath, dizziness.
They should: Even if there is no clots in the legs that does not rule out that they are in the lungs. If your are that symptomatic, go to the nearest emergency room and get checked out. ...Read more
There is little to w: There is very little reason to worry about Cancer from a CT scan. It is a safe procedure which is done in thousands of people every day. Unless you have had a ton of CT scans, there is No reason to worry about developing Cancer due to this procedure. It has been proven to be safe for all medical sues. ...Read more
Aniexty feel out of breath all the time ;( scared of pulmonary embolism no pain can speak normally?
Blood draw.: Blood is drawn from superficial veins and some are deeper than others. Only in emergent situations would blood be drawn from a deep vein and then only in a hospital by a physician. From what you say, the blood was drawn from a superficial vein which may have been deeper than the usual veins. The chance of developing a DVT from this is practically zero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary pressure of 27 at the age of 28 I am scared. am I going to die of lung fibrosis? Doctor concerned and repeating in a year
Normal: Pulmonary pressure of 27 mmHg in a 28 yo otherwise healthy woman is NORMAL and requires no further follow up. If you are still worried, look for a third opinion (since this one is the second) ...Read more
No: Pericarditis is usually related to an inflammatory process, which is generally self- limited. If it persists or worsens, it can lead to constrictive pericarditis, which does not allow the heart to fill and empty normally, and that can lead to symptoms consistent with congestive heart failure, usually right sided. ...Read more