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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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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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My bottom lip keeps feeling cold \u0026 numb \u0026 this is starting to worry me as i hav been diagnosed with a saddle pulmonary embolism wot could cause this numbness & cold feeling in my lip?

My bottom lip keeps feeling cold \u0026 numb \u0026 this is starting to worry me as i hav been diagnosed with a saddle pulmonary embolism wot could cause this numbness & cold feeling in my lip?

Numb lip: There are multiple possibilities for the symptoms. Should discuss with the drs. Who know you and your status. It may be quite minor but with the saddle embolus history, caution is a good idea. ...Read more

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Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Chest pain on right side of chest, pain when breathing esp. deep breathes, ER ruled out pulmonary embolism, what else could be the cause of this pain?

Pneumonia: pleurisy, pneumothorax, shingles, liver disease, and intra-abdominal adhesions are common that can cause this type of pain. You need to follow up with your doctor with the test results from the ER so you can get relief from this pain. ...Read more

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What causes pulmonary embolism?

What causes pulmonary embolism?

Phlebitis: Pulmonary embolism is the complication of inflammation and blood clots forming in veins (phlebitis) and then traveling in the venous system to the heart. The right side of the heart pumps these clots into the pulmonary arteries causing the syndrome of pulmonary embolism. Usually the clots form in the legs or pelvic veins, but can form in the arms as well. ...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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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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Pulmonary Embolism (Definition)

Pulmonary embolism is also known as Blood clot in lung. 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


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