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What do blood clots on lungs indicate?

my 26 year old son had a seizure episode yesterday, was taken to the emergency room. A CAT scan revealed blood clots in his lungs. he is being given lovenox blood thinner injections every 12 hours....what questions should I be asking the doctor this morning
Thu, 10 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

By your history and description, your son is having pulmonary embolism (PE) (blood clots in lungs). It is commonly seen in old aged people, smokers or bedridden patients. It is not seen in young 27 years old patient. So there must be some provocative factor which is causing PE in your son's case. So you should ask the doctor about the cause for PE. You can also ask for detailed investigations like coagulation profile, bilateral lower limb Doppler etcetera.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
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