8 doctors weighed in:
If I had a blood clot in my lung after peritoneal cancer surgery, does it mean that something went wrong during my surgery?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No, probably not
You do however, at least, 2 significant risk factors to have blood clot- i.
e.- cancer and surgery. Patient with cancer who undergoes major surgery like yours- have a really high risk for development of blood clot- that can go up as high as 40%. Other risk factors also include age, ascites, surgery for > 2 hours, low Albumin level, smoker, cancer burden/presence of metastatic disease etc.

In brief: No, probably not
You do however, at least, 2 significant risk factors to have blood clot- i.
e.- cancer and surgery. Patient with cancer who undergoes major surgery like yours- have a really high risk for development of blood clot- that can go up as high as 40%. Other risk factors also include age, ascites, surgery for > 2 hours, low Albumin level, smoker, cancer burden/presence of metastatic disease etc.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Postoperative patients are at higher risk for developing blood clots.

In brief: No
Postoperative patients are at higher risk for developing blood clots.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors