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What Can Cause A Blood Clot In The Lungs
Many things.: Assuming you mean in the veins not the arteries. Blood clots in the arm arm divided into deep (more serious) and superficial. Deep vein thrombosis of the arm is most commonly seen in hospitalized patients that have certain kinds of long iv's in called picc lines. In a young person i often treat clot in the subclavian/axillary veins from "venous tos". It can be caused by repetative motion injury. ...Read more
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
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
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cause inflammation of close by pleura and sharp pain. This can occur in around 10% of emboli. The bigger the size of infarction the more pain but usually is moderate pain. ...Read more
Dvt: If we are talking about a venous clot the its also termed a dvt. These can be dangerous because they can trave to the lung and cause a pulmonary embolis. These are lfethreatening.Causes od DVT are trauma, hypercoagulopathy, cancers, etc. Many pts are bed ridden. They may be smokers or on birth controll. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more
Possibly: If the blood clot is over the coverings of the brain, such as a subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma, surgery to decompress and extract is often vital. A blood clot intracranially is a much more difficult process with a 60% mortality by one year. An aneurysmal rupture is a clearcut medical emergency and can kill 50% prior to reaching hospital. ...Read more
Can detoxing from crack cocaine cause a blood clot in your arm and what would be the symptoms of the blood clot ? Cud smoking keep clot from moving?
Can a cold weather injury of the thigh cause blood clot formation in the lower leg in someone with a hypercoagulating blood condition?
Pulmonary embolus: A pulmonary embolus is when a blood clot from another part of the body travels through the veins and reaches the lungs. All the veins in the body empty into the right side of the heart and the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs. The blood vessels in the lungs get very small so any object of significant size will get stuck in the lungs. The lungs act as a filter for venous blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Size of clot: Small clots travelling into your lungs are often symptom free. Huge clots aka saddle emboli can be lethal in minutes. Clot prevention is a big part of all hospital stays and surgical procedures. Pulmonary embolisms are treated agressively and successfully in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Generally clots in the veins cause swelling and pain. The leg tends to have a normal or slightly warm.These clots can travel to your lungs with pain and shortness of breath. A clot in the artery diminishes blood flow to the legs and causes them to be cold and without pulses and with severe pain. Be checked out rapidly for either concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be pleuritic (ie hurts when you take a deep breath), fainting (known as syncope) and cyanosis (blue discoloration of the lips or nailbeds). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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