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Blood clot in the lungs?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
15 doctors agree

In brief: Can be dangerous

A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart.
Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath.

In brief: Can be dangerous

A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart.
Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: &?

Likely came from somewhere else in the body, usually the legs.
Many risk factors are identified, including long travel, surgery, and genetic predisposition. Treatment is blood thinners. They can be deadly.

In brief: &?

Likely came from somewhere else in the body, usually the legs.
Many risk factors are identified, including long travel, surgery, and genetic predisposition. Treatment is blood thinners. They can be deadly.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonary embolism

Unexplained shortnesss of breath, with or without chest pain usualy sharp.
Immidiate visit to hospital getting lung scans nucllear or ct scan will confirm the disease. Treated with blood thinners to break the clot and then to prevent clots inside the blood vessel. More risk in old, obese people with cancer, leg surgery, blood clot preventing factor deficiency or blood clotting factor excess, .

In brief: Pulmonary embolism

Unexplained shortnesss of breath, with or without chest pain usualy sharp.
Immidiate visit to hospital getting lung scans nucllear or ct scan will confirm the disease. Treated with blood thinners to break the clot and then to prevent clots inside the blood vessel. More risk in old, obese people with cancer, leg surgery, blood clot preventing factor deficiency or blood clotting factor excess, .
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
Dr. RAMESH KAUL
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