Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?

No. Stress is not one of the causes of pulmonary embolism. Most embolisms originate in the legs (90%) and some originate in the arms (10-15%). Main causes include immobility, oral contraceptives, hip/knee surgery, right heart dysfunction, cancer and inheritable/genetic abnormalities. Stress causes a lot of medical conditions but embolism is not one of them.
Very unlikely. Clots in pelvic or leg veins are the most likely causes.

Related Questions

Please tell me a list of causes for air hunger/sob when your oxygen saturation is 100%. Can you still have pulmonary emboli with 100% oxygen saturatio?

SOB. Saturation when oxygen is above 60 torr can range from 90-100%. Pe can be large or small. Air hunger can be when there is real causes as in pneumonia, asthma, pe or even when a lung is constricted and can't inflate fully and lacks the feeling of satisfaction, anxiety, nervousness, CHF or even simple cold with congestion can do it. It is best to talk to your doctor, he/she knows you better than us. Read more...

I'm a young survivor of a massive pulmonary emboli which was caused from birth control, what are my options for "birth control" besides condoms?

Empathetic - Careful. Cause is a guess, very rarely a simple certainty: issues too complex. While estrogen/progesterone (derivatives of cholesterol) supplements tend to increase clotting, many issues involved in venous clotting (& pulmonary emboli), e.g. Body build, vein valves, localized vein injuries (asymptomatic), smoke, inactivity, prolonged sitting, venous stasis, etc. Consider iuds, male/female ligation, etc. Read more...

6 months ago hd a. 91 d-dimer which led to CT scan for pulmonary emboli. Was negative. But was never told cause of d dimer or shown concern. Normal?

Pulmonary emboli. A d dimer test may be elevated due to a number of conditions including pulmonary emboli. I would suggest checking with your doctor for follow up and determining the normal d dimer range for your test. One aspect of diagnosing pe is a history and physical exam which may lead to clinical suspicion of the diagnosis. Read more...

Is it safe to take vitex agnus castus for PMDD with history of massive pulmonary emboli (caused by birth control pills and smoking)?

No. Though there is limited scientific research on this herbal preparation, in my brief review of the literature, I found that there is a theoretical risk of blood clots. Given your history of massive PE, you should avoid this and any over the counter preparations that are not clearly known to be safe. Read more...

What are the long-term side effects of pulmonary emboli?

Decreased endurance. Decreased exercise endurance is one of the long term complications of pe. Pulmonary hypertension is also seen in more severe cases. It all depends on the magnitude of the initial insult and thrombus volume. Read more...

Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?

Not particularly. Everybody should avoid chemicals. Survivors of pulmonary emboli have no particular susceptibility. Read more...
Not necessarily. A pulmonary embolus that is appropriately treated frequently results in totally restored lung function. Sensitivity to aerosols is more a feature of airway disease like asthma or copd. Read more...

What is pulmonary emboli?

Usually clots. Typically it is clots traveling from an area of thrombosis like leg deep veins thrombosis DVT , clots will break loose and get stuck in the pulmonary/lung arteries. Typically cause sudden shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and chest pain sometimes .. In other occasions emboli could be fat emboli with long bone/pelvic fracture, air embolus from procedures or foreign body. Read more...
Clot in lungs. A pulmonary embolus is when a blood clot (usually in the leg) break breaks free and goes to the lungs. Risk factors for DVT include immobilty, underlying malignancy, hypercoag state, and having surgery. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency and can cause pain, shortnessof breath, and even death. Read more...
Blood clot. A pulmonary emboli is a clot that has come from somewhere else in the body and has lodged itself in the lung circulation. The clots most common come from the legs. Sometimes from the pelvic or upper extremities as well but not as common. The treatment is blood thiners and sometimes 'clot busters' new term for pe or DVT is venous thromboembolic disease. Read more...
Blockage of blood. Embolism is something that blocks proper flow of blood in the body. An embolism is usually a blood clot that can forms in your veins or arteries that can lodge in dangerous places in your circulatory system. Venous embolisms can cause catastrophic breathing problems. Air, fat and a few other things can also be a type of embolism that blocks blood flow. . Read more...

How long can I live with these pulmonary emboli?

A very long time. If you are still alive to ask this question, chances are you will live a good while longer. The body's own natural mechanisms begin to break down the clots such that many times repeat scans in 6-12 months may not be able to see the clots at all. Read more...