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Will an oxygen tank help with pulmonary embolism?

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 more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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How to know if I get enough oxygen what if I'm about to get a pulmonary embolism and die?

A pulse oximeter: can measure O2 in your body. PE cannot be predicted. If you have a predisposing condition or a family history of blood clots consult your doctor, If this fear is interfering wth your daily life seek counseling. ...Read more

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Normal ECG normal oxygen normal chest X-ray normal BP pulmonary embolism??

Normal ECG normal oxygen normal chest X-ray normal BP pulmonary embolism??

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 more

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Pulmonary embolism after beg d dimer normal ECG BP and oxygen????

Pulmonary embolism after beg d dimer normal ECG BP and oxygen????

Not likely: All of the factors you list speak against a PE. You did not mention anything here that would suggest a PE, why do hou or your doctor think it might have happened. D Dimer in particular is pretty sensitive . ...Read more

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Two normal d dimers last week normal BP normal oxygen normal chest X-ray normal tropin normal ECG still worried about pulmonary embolism?

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 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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Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Can small children get pulmonary embolism?

Yes: Development of pulmonary embolisms depends on many factors. But small children certainly can develop them if they have specific conditions. Please see your child's physician to discuss your specific issues. ...Read more

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Does negative d diners rules out pulmonary embolism ?

Usually: The d dimer test, if negative makes a clot very unlikely. A positive test thought is no guarantee or "lock" that you have one. The negative predicative value is high for the d dimer test. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...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