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Will An Oxygen Tank Help With Pulmonary Embolism
Depends...: In severe pulmonary embolism, the oxygen level in the body may decrease to levels that require supplemental oxygen. Most of these patients would be hospitalized for their treatment and once the clot resolves, oxygen level should return to baseline levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Not usually: all the things you report are reassuring but there is no clinical context, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, blood gas. The best test for PE is a CT scan of the chest with contrast , however this may miss small emboli and may be negative after 24-48 hours . IT is hard to be certain from the little data provided . Why did you or your doctor think you might have a PE? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with a saddle pulmonary embolism 6 weeks ago & my lip keeps going numb & tingly cud this be due to oxygen levels in my blood?
Two normal d dimers last week normal BP normal oxygen normal chest X-ray normal tropin normal ECG still worried about pulmonary embolism?
Disease fixation: You evidence a real problem with your fixation on sudden death related conditions. Your data given here suggests you have no real sudden death risk but that you need to see a professional for help with your psychological problems. Long distance answers from here are highly unlikely to give you relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a blood clot give you chest and jaw pain? I breathe normally, but feel like no oxygen is going to my brain...Whiteouts also. Pulmonary embolism?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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