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What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

What can cause blood clots in the lungs or legs?

Smoking: Smoking is one cause, varicose veins, swelling in the lower legs, trauma, being stagnant i.E sitting on a plane for a long trip., and oral contraceptives are the most common causes for the clot to go to the leg. Once in the leg, they can dislodge and go to the lung then the clot would be called a pulmonary embolism. (pulmonary = lung, embolism = moving clot.). ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What happens when blood clots from the leg have travelled to your lungs, is it fatal?

What happens when blood clots from the leg have travelled to your lungs, is it fatal?

PE: A blood clot from your leg, also called a DVT or deep vein thrombosis, that travels to your lung can be fatal. The clot in your lungs is called a pe, or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

What is the risks of blood clots in ones leg and lung?

It depends: William, that depends on several factors. First, do you have any risk factors for blood clots? This includes recent hospitalization or surgery, recent travel, or prolonged sitting (like a truck driver). Second, do you have any family history of blood clots? Finally, do you have any symptoms? (leg pain or swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath). If the answer to all is no, then pretty low. ...Read more

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I had blood clots in my lungs 2 years ago, from my legs; and ever since then I don't breathe as well?

I had blood clots in my lungs 2 years ago, from my legs; and ever since then I don't breathe as well?

Depends: Most of the time pt should revover fully in 3 monyhs, if you still have sob then you should be evaluated for reccurence of bloodclots or get echocardiogram to check for pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

I have a blood clots in my lung and calf of my leg. Am I not allowed to exercise so not to shift the clots upwards?

Only temporarily: In the short term, it is advisable to avoid strenous activity in an effort to prevent movement of the clots. Generally, after you have been on appropriate blood thinners for a reasonable amount of time, your doctor will clear you to participate in normal levels of activity. In fact, as you recover, activity can help reduce your risk of developing swelling in your legs. ...Read more

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Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Blood clots in my leg and lung. So. With Coumadin (warfarin) being given. What procedures can be done to fix the one in my leg? Or lung?

Anticoagulation: Anticoagulation with the Coumadin (warfarin) for 3-6 months is pretty much your best bet for treatment of those clots. I am guessing you were in the hospital at first and had overlapping injections for several days as well? Sometimes an inferior vena cava filter will be placed when there is some contraindication for anticoagulation, but other than that procedures aren't typically pursued. ...Read more

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What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

What are some causes for healthy 35 male to have blood clots in legs and lungs? Non smoker, not over weight, no recent travel, and neg for factor v.

Hypercoagulable stat: Get checked for other hypercoagulable states like protien c & s, antiphospholipid antibody, prothrombin gene mutation, antithrombin3, homocysteine etc.
Older pts we recommend to screen for cancers also. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him.
Wish you good health! . ...Read more

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If you have blood clots in the leg and lungs should you abstain from sex, currently on blood thinners for 2 months?

If you have blood clots in the leg and lungs should you abstain from sex, currently on blood thinners for 2 months?

No: Having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) and leg (deep venous thrombosis) shouldn't stop you from living your life, as long as you are appropriately being treated with the blood thinning medications. If you experience chest pain, or shortness of breath, you should stop and seek care immediately. Also, there is an increased bleeding risk, so keep it "simple.". ...Read more

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How long can you live with blood clots in your leg and lungs?

How long can you live with blood clots in your leg and lungs?

DVT and PE: If people with deep venous thromboses and pulmonary emboli receive anticoagulation treatment, haven't suffered large clots that could impair their respiratory function, and don't have an underlying cancer, they should have a normal life expectancy. A hematologist can tell you how long to stay on active treatment and what can be done to prevent additional clots in the future. ...Read more

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My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't I b hospitalized?

My cardio said my right side heart is enlarged over blood clots in lungs, legs sends me home 2 cal & get exray. Shouldn't I b hospitalized?

It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) blood clots in your legs and your lungs, you should be started on blood thinners. Dont't be affraid to ask questions be honest with your dr., ask him/her to explain their thought process. ...Read more

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Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Husband has blood clots in the legs, is he at risk for the clot to go to his lungs or heart and he has had pain and swelling in hands and entire legs?

Patients with: Clot in the leg are at risk for migration to the lung. This is the main risk of the clot in the leg. The next downstream location is the lung, but not the heart. ...Read more

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Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Stage 4 lung cancer no chemo tumor grew & cancer spread, clinical trial only now, on oxygen for sob, blood clots in legs, what is life expectancy?

Hard to say/depends.: At this stage of lung cancer, the options are limited as is survival. If treatment is done, it's usually chemotherapy and radiation and/or surgery after adjuvant chemotherapy. There are certainly trials out there and I would recommend talking to your doctor before starting any, but the chance for success is likely limited, as the 5 year survival of stage IV is <5%, but it doesn't hurt to try. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

What are the best treatments for blood clots in the lung?

Heparin warfarin: Heparin (an anticoagulant is started immediately). Eventually, most patients are switched to a pill medication - typically Coumadin (aka warfarin) is started after a few days and continued for several months. Some patients have a filter placed in the large abdominal vein (inferior vena cava) to decrease the risk of subsequent clots. ...Read more

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Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

Will oxygen therapy help my grandma who is 65 and has blood clots in her legs?

No.: Unless she has clots in the lungs causing hypoxemia (low concentration of oxygen) she does not need oxygen (which is toxic). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

What is the treatment for blood clots in the legs (dvt)?

Blood thinners: The mainstay of treatment is always blood thinners and there are many of these with more coming out all the time. Often the clot is left alone while the body dissolves it. Sometimes when the clot is very high up and extends above the top of the leg, the clot might be removed mechanically with a clot dissolver. Once that is done, a person still needs to be on blood thinners though. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more