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What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

What are symptoms of pulmonary embolism after dvt?

Maybe Many or none: If the clot is big, sudden shortness of beath, chest pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, dizziness/weakness, fatigue, heart failure, blue/cyanotic lips/fingers/toes etc... Some people suffer from chronic embolism--small/tiny clots which may not cause much symptoms at all, but over time can cause more damage. So, if you have trouble wtih DVT etc..Take your meds and follow doc regularly. Good luck. ...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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What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

What are symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

Symptom...: Pulmonary embolism can occur without any symptoms. Some symptoms include sudden onset of shortness of breath, coughing up blood, chest pain, racing heart, etc. The person may have a low oxygen level. If this diagnosis is suspected, go to the er immediately since this can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How do a pulmonary embolus and pulmonary infarct differ?

How do a pulmonary embolus and pulmonary infarct differ?

Embolus and infarct : Embolus is clot migration to pulmonary artery causing clinical symptoms. Lung infarct means death or necrosis of lung tissue. Pulmonary embolus is only occasionally associated with infarct due to double blood supply. ...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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Can palpatations alone be a symptom of pulmonary embolism?

Can palpatations alone be a symptom of pulmonary embolism?

Maybe: palpitations or irregular heart rhythm may be associated with PE but are also associated with may other things , many of which are benign. Usually there is some other symptom such as chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath or air hunger. A PE is unusual in a young active person who has not had trauma or surgery ...Read more

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What causes pulmonary embolism?

What causes pulmonary embolism?

Blood clot: A pulmonary embolism is the result of a blood clot travelling to your lungs. The blood clot (referred to usually as a DVT) is usually found in the veins in one or both of your legs. This breaks loose and travels up through the IVC to the heart and then to your lungs. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pulmonary embolus?

What are the tests for pulmonary embolus?

PE testing: If your history is strongly suggestive that you might have a pulmonary embolism-pe, then a blood test called a d-dimer might be ordered. If that is low, you don't have a clot. If high, the gold standard of testing for a pe is a spiral cat scan of the lungs with infusion. Ventilation-perfusion scans and pulmonary angiography are done infrequently these days as long as a ct scan can be done. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary embolism a long lasting disease?

Is pulmonary embolism a long lasting disease?

Depends...: It depends on the etiology of the pulmonary embolism as well as the size of the pe. There is a disease called chronic thromboembolic disease and patients with this have recurrent blood clots. There are also congenital clotting defects which lead to recurrent clots. If a large pe occurs, there can be chronic sequelae. There is treatment available once a diagnosis like this is made. ...Read more

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What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

What causes hemoptysis in pulmonary embolism and how long last?

Hemoptysis in PE: Or the coughing up of blood comes from the breakdown of the damaged lung tissue. The embolism blocks the lung tissues supply of nurishment and oxygen, the lung tissue breaks down and bleeds. How long it lasts depends on how big the injury is. ...Read more

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How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

How does DVT with pulmonary embolisms in my lungs effect my diagnosis of pulmonary hypertensiion?

Variant of PAH: Multiple pe associated with recurrant DVT can cause chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (cteph), a variant of pulmonary hypertension (pah). These patients often have a hypercoagulopathy. Cteph occurs more frequently than previously thought, and unlike other types of pulmonary hypertension, cteph has the potential to be cured. A v/q scan can help diagnose. ...Read more

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Have pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, copd, with lupus,scleroderma,many complications. how long can you live with these lung issues?

Have pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, copd, with lupus,scleroderma,many complications. how long can you live with these lung issues?

MCTD: You mentioned you have scleroderma and SLE. You need to be seen by a lung doc if you have not seen one already. You conditions need a multi disciplinary approach with a rheumatologist/ pulmonary doc/ and a cardiologist. Most large teaching hospital have docs that have exp with such complex issues and may be your best bet. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Could pulmonary embolisms return?

Yes: Newer guidelines from accp recommend long term blood thinning. Also the primary cause may be determined and this will increase your risk for them to return. Some patients require filter to be placed in the lower veins to prevent clot from reaching the lungs. Again risk factors must be determined. ...Read more

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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism?

Symptoms...: Pulmonary embolus or pe can happen in patients without any symptoms. If there are any symptoms, the most common symptoms are shortness of breath with increased heart rate. The patient tends to have a low oxygen level. There may be leg swelling if the clot originated in the leg, the most common scenario. ...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 lays 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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Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

No: No, it can't. The homeopathic diet aid you're referring to isn't the full strength hormone, it's much less than 1/1, 000 of the normal dose. The only way there would be a concern about DVT or pe would be a rather rare occurrence of clotting and that typically only happens when you get larger doses that react adversely with your hormones as reported at http://www.Drugs.Com/hcg.Html. ...Read more

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Pulmonary embolism or anxiety, what's the difference?

Pulmonary embolism or anxiety, what's the difference?

PE vs anxiety: Pulmonary embolus can be life threatening. Anxiety is life aggravating. You won't die from anxiety but it can mess up your life. ...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)

Pulmonary embolus is a condition where there is a blockage, either by a blood clot, air, or fat, of the ...Read more