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What causes pain in left side under breast post bilateral emboli treatment?

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Dr. Arnab Maji

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Posted on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I in the hospital for bilateral pe including saddel embolism and rle dvt i wasin there for twelve days im on coumadin my INR today Is 1.8 down from 3.1 when i left the hospital have not eaten any thing on the bad list my dr increasted my coumadin to 7 1/2 im a liitte a on the panic side as i have been having bad side pains on my left side under my left breast and pressure in my chest to night it to the point im beyond unconforable cant find a place i can lay where it is comfotable I dont want go to hospital if this is just the way its going to be i walk with a walker right now because im still weak and get dizzy
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Maji 13 hours later
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Hello
Thanks for your query.
You are very much worried for your situation. It is quite natural. But I still as you to hold your nerves. Because you just survived of bilateral emboli and infact a long treatment with coumadin is really needed to render you cure. You must not panic. It is quite usual to face these problems after an acute phase. You should follow the advice of your treating doctor and should undergo regular follow up. You will never stop coumadin by yourself and should have regular estimation of INR. You should consult your doctor and should go for the necessary investigations for your weakness. You should have a follow up scan especially to look for residual emboli if any and also should undergo pulmonary rehabilitation.
If you have further queries you can write back to me.
Thank you.
Regards,
Dr Arnab Maji
MBBS (Hons), MD
Consultant Pulmonologist
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Follow up: Dr. Arnab Maji 10 hours later
Thank you for your advice I chose to go pain medication free because I'm already very light headed And it would make it worst making it hard to walk trying to get where I don't need the walker anymore Through PT and OT .
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Maji 34 hours later
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PT and OT will be definitely of help

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Hi
Thanks for writing back.
You are on the right tune because PT and OT can only resume your normal life gradually. Please do continue it with the help of a good instructor. Meanwhile you may also take part in pulmonary rehabilitation programme.
Thank you.
Regards,
Dr Arnab Maji
MBBS (Hons), MD
Consultant Pulmonologist
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