How and why does clotting in the uterus and cause a pulmonary embolus?

Pulmonary embolus. A pulmonary embolus is when a blood clot from another part of the body travels through the veins and reaches the lungs. All the veins in the body empty into the right side of the heart and the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs. The blood vessels in the lungs get very small so any object of significant size will get stuck in the lungs. The lungs act as a filter for venous blood.
Amniotic fluid embol. Blood in the uterus does not directly lead to a pe, but a traumatic birth can lead to amniotic fluid getting into the blood and the moving to the lung. An amniotic fluid embolism is very serious, with a very high mortality rate.

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Previous pulmonary embolism suspected to be from tamoxifen, is there a good substitute that doesn't carry clotting risk? Been told Clomid (clomiphene) is a no go

Why on Tamoxifen? Breast cancer or prevention? One could consider zoladex, (goserelin) however, it would put you into a temporary post menopausal state. You need to stop the tamoxifen. There is another drug called toremifene but it also has a clotting risk. Hope this helps. Read more...
WHY TAMOXIFEN? Tamoxifen is commonly used for breast cancer treatment.If that is the reason for using it, then it can be replaced with another antihormone drug like Arimidex or femara (letrozole). Read more...

I had a DVT which caused massive pulmonary embolus two years ago. What non-hormonal birth control methods are avalable? Iud was tried and unsuccesful.

Several. For someone such as you describe considerations could include abstinence tubal ligation hysterectomy for the one partner: vasectomy condoms etc see a gynecologist for a full set of options it sounds lie your DVT and pe were truly life threatening. Read more...
Sterilization. If religon allows, sterilization of either you or you're partner may be your best fail-safe option. If not, then sponge or condoms would be considerations. I would discuss this with your gynecologist. Under no circumstance should you try any hormonal method given your history. Read more...

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

A . A pulmonary embolism or a pe is a blood clot (thrombosis) that has embolized or lodged itself in a pulmonary artery (an artery through which all the blood flow in the body has to flow through to get to the lungs). A pe usually arises from a deep venous thrombosis (dvt), typically formed in a vein in the legs or pelvis. Form there, it can dislodge and migrate in the direction of blood flow to the right side of the heart and then the pulmonary arteries. The clot will typically get "stuck" in the pulmonary arteries and block blood flow to that area of lung. This is a potentially very dangerous situation and can result in poor oxygenation and increased stress on the cardiovascular system, principally the right side of the heart. People that are prone to developing dvts and therefore pes are patients who have been diagnosed or are being treated for cancer. Other people that are predisposed are those with a strong family history of blood clots and patients who are undoing major surgery or who are bedridden or immobile. These patients often receive anti-embolism stockings that they wear on their legs as well as sometime receive blood-thinning medications to try and prevent the formation of blood clots. Sometimes, immobility can even refer to a relatively short period of sitting in an inactive position (e.g. During long flights), and simple leg/feet exercising during long flights can be enough to prevent a DVT or pe. See you doctor if you have any of the above predisposing factors for a pe and discuss further options to try and reduce the risk of developing a pe. Read more...
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...

Can homeopathic hCG drops cause DVT and pulmonary embolism?

No. No, it can't. The homeopathic diet aid you're referring to isn't the full strength hormone, it's much less than 1/1, 000 of the normal dose. The only way there would be a concern about DVT or pe would be a rather rare occurrence of clotting and that typically only happens when you get larger doses that react adversely with your hormones as reported at http://www.Drugs.Com/hcg.Html. Read more...

What to do if I have antiphosphollipid deficiency syndrome that caused a pulmonary embolism and 4 dvt's and ever since I have had chronic cramps everywhere?

Hematologist. Go see a Hematologist. The cause of your cramping could be part of the disease or a side effect of medications. Given your history, you should be under the care of a specialist. Read more...