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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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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?

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

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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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Dr. Ira Katz
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Vomiting Blood (Definition)

Vomiting blood is a symptom in which a person vomits up his stomach contents, and the vomitus contains some blood. The blood may be from a nose bleed; bleeding in the throat, esophagus, or stomach; swallowed blood ...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