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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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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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Can drink alcohol can cause a pulmonary embolism?

Can drink alcohol can cause a pulmonary embolism?

Not usually: Low to moderate drinking has been shown to lower risk of pulmonary embolism, not raise it. ...Read more

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Why will a pulmonary embolism cause low o2 but not high co2?

Why will a pulmonary embolism cause low o2 but not high co2?

V/Q mismatch: A large pe will cause elevated c02 and require more respiratory effort because the physiologic "dead space" will increase and the body may not be able to compensate with increased breathing. For the same reason the affected area of lung cannot participate in gas exchange which may lead to inadequate oxygenation - or low o2. ...Read more

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Drinking alcohol can cause a second pulmonary embolism?????!

Drinking alcohol can cause a second pulmonary embolism?????!

Did: alcohol cause your first pulmonary embolism? Trauma immobility and other factors cause embolic phenomenon etoh or alcohol usually affects the liver and you are more prone to bleeding so I think if you are ill or sob see a doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

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Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

Can a little clot bubble that formed after IV cause serious harm like a pulmonary embolism or stroke?

No: These little bubbles get into the veins all the time and cause no troubles. The bubbles that cause damage in scuba divers and caisson disease cause problem by a different mechanism. ...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 causes of pulmonary embolism?

What are the causes of pulmonary embolism?

PE: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/basics/definition/con-20022849

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What are the most common causes of a pulmonary embolism?

DVT: The most common cause of a pulmonary embolism is deep venous thrombosis. Dvt usually occurs in individuals with trauma, hypercoagulable state, or immobilization. In individuals who have a DVT risk of pe can be 30% without treatment. If the DVT is treated risk of pe is substantially less ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a pulmonary embolism and what causes it?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a pulmonary embolism and what causes it?

Blood clot in lung: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein elsewhere in the body, often a leg vein there are called deep venous thromboses or dvts). Clots can form in the veins for a number of reasons, including trauma, immobility, and conditions that predispose you to form blood clots. If you are concerned about pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, see a doctor. ...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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Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Hi, What is Cardiac Ischaemia and can it cause Pulmonary Embolism. Many thanks.

Cardiac ischaemia.: Cardiac ischemia denotes a reduction in blood flow through the arteries that supply the heart with blood. This would typically happen in the context of blockages within the arteries of the heart. This does not directly cause pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Why does pulmonary embolism cause your increased heart rate?

Stress: Pul. Embolism is a kind of obstructing shock. So it decrease blood to of side of heart and that decrease blood pressure sometime. Body defense to this is to increase heart rate. It also increase stress on rt side of heart. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause pulmonary embolism or fat embolisms, it was leg day yest and im in agony just worried about my calf's hurting?

No: Injury (like a concussion or contusion) is a risk factor, but not mere over-use. Sounds like you just have a sore (very sore) muscle. Try ice.elevation, analgesics, and rest and time should do the rest. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

I suppose it is: Possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the cause and effect of pulmonary embolism?

Vein thrombosis: It is usually deep vein thrombosis. The thrombus can e in deep leg or pelvic veins. Associated with prolonged rest or inactivity like recent surgery or long flights without any leg movements. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary embolism? What is a pulmonary embolism, what causes it, and what can I do to diminish my risks?

Clot in lungs: Blood clots forming in leg vains and pelvic veins can travel to lungs causing pulmonary embolism. The way to avoid it is to stay active and prevent long periods of inactivity. Active dorsi and plantar flexion of feet should keep calf muscles pumping blood out of legs and prevent pe. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause pulmonary embolism?

Can propranolol cause pulmonary embolism?

Unlikely: Hypercoagulation is not a recognized side effect of propranolol. However since Propranolol has effects on the beta receptors in the lungs, it may make the effects of a pulmonary embolism more noticable. ...Read more

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Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Nerves and reflexes: Pulmonary embolism causes obstruction to blood flow and oxygenation. This causes fight or flight reactions, fear, etc, and the hormones released cause tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart also causes the release of bnp causing also tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart allows many mechanisms including reentry and may even cause irreg hr. ...Read more

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How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?

How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?

Generally yes: There are some that are repeat and small and may cause minimal or no symptoms.
Major DVT and embolism can cause sudden death with severe lung vessel obstruction and heart failure. ...Read more

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How long will it take a 21 yr old healthy female athlete to recover from a pulmonary embolism caused by birth control?

How long will it take a 21 yr old healthy female athlete to recover from a pulmonary embolism caused by birth control?

Brief: Generally should be quick for thin active athlete.
Some time on anticoagulants usually six months and recheck lungs and limbs.
Follow with vascular surgeon and lab.
But other risk factors?
Obesity
coagulopathies
smoking!
can delay process. ...Read more

Dr. Neil Halin
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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


Dr. Neil Halin
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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