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

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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.
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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.
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