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Are pain in the right lung and history of severe pain in thigh indicative of pulmonary embolism?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018
Question: I am a 72 y.o. woman, woke up this am with pain in my right lung, I have no shortness of breath, but just now coughed out a small amount of brown discharge. Couple of night ago I had a severe pain in my thigh, it was very scary, I couldn't even move. Is it possible that I have a blood cloth in my right lung?
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Answered by Dr. Jnikolla (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it is not pulmonary embolism mostly

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HCM

I can understand your concern

I have gone carefully through your concern and according to the history you describe the pain i don't think this might be due to a lung clot.Usually breathlessness is the main sign of the pulmonary embolism.

However if you want to be sure probably an ultrasound of the low extremities left and right may help clear the situation of the veins which are the first place of clots .

So i advise you to monitor the situation. If you feel bbreathlessness than you should see your doctor, if not than no worries.

Hope to have been helpful

Regards and feel free to ask me again

Dr.Jolanda
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Are pain in the right lung and history of severe pain in thigh indicative of pulmonary embolism?

Brief Answer: it is not pulmonary embolism mostly Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking in HCM I can understand your concern I have gone carefully through your concern and according to the history you describe the pain i don't think this might be due to a lung clot.Usually breathlessness is the main sign of the pulmonary embolism. However if you want to be sure probably an ultrasound of the low extremities left and right may help clear the situation of the veins which are the first place of clots . So i advise you to monitor the situation. If you feel bbreathlessness than you should see your doctor, if not than no worries. Hope to have been helpful Regards and feel free to ask me again Dr.Jolanda