Pulmonary embolism

What is Pulmonary embolism?

When main artery of lung get blocked by blood clot (Thrombus , emboli ) which came from the blood circulation and this clot obstruct the blood supply to adjacent branches of arteries this called pulmonary embolism.

Questions and answers on "Pulmonary embolism"

yes,thank you so much,i am on coumadin for second time around pulmonary embolism,and i go to a clinic every morning to dose at a methadone clinic,i have been gaining soo much weight and dont eat,what is happening?i weighed 160 last dec and this dec weigh 236 wow,and its awfull what is happening?please help

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this huge weight gain. Decrease calories alone would not help lose weight unless there is a constant level of physical exercise or increased. None of the above medications can cause a huge gain in weight. I will suggest that...

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Can mold in an apartment cause a pulmonary embolism? About 1 year ago I traveled from Miami to peru, where I own an apartment and upon my return after experiencing pretty severe symptoms I was dx with pulmonary embolism. My apartment is closed several months out of the year and I believe that there may be some mold in it. Is it possible to get a pulmonary embolism from being exposed to mold for a short period of about a week?

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Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, pulmonary embolism can not be caused by mold exposure of any duration (short or prolonged).
Most common cause for pulmonary embolism is DVT (deep venous thrombosis) of leg veins.
Chronic mould exposure can cause...

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would you have a low oxygen rate if you were having a pulmonary embolism?

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Brief Answer:
In most cases it is normal after the acute phase

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking in HealthcareMagic.

I can understand your concern

It depends on the case.

Usually after passing the acute phase of pulmonary embolism the oxygen is in normal ranges.
In central pulmonary...

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Pulmonary embolism .. I have chest pain on deep breaths and sometimes when moving. Went to pulmongist today to check she sent me for EKG and cArdiac blood and xray chest. All normal . I have had over 8-10 ct scans of chest and she didnt think i needed one . Doctor decides he was going discharging me. He did say maybe PE but i ahe was to comcerned becuae i said i wouldnt do a ct scan/ i am scared had this pain simce 12 noon yesterday . I am not short of breath , evertgyjng within range . I am afraid of PE ahould i go to ER again

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Brief Answer:
You can opt for D-dimer testing

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for your query.
Chest pain on deep breaths may be due to inflammation of pleural layer. Typical pattern is a localised pain which is sharp one and increases on maneuvers like deep inhalation, coughing, sneezing etc. Chest...

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HI im male 28years old i am over weight with a very good medical history pre surgery and i now have Pulmonary Embolism in my lungs i got after surgery and am on walfron a blood thinning tablets. I use to smoke both cigarettes and marijuana prior to my operation on march 21 and its been over 2 months since smoking anything but would want to know would anything bad happen if i was to smoke some marijuana tonight just this one time

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Hello Graschilla.
Thanks for your query.
You are already in the process of recovery from surgery for a cancer along with post-op complications like pulmonary embolism.Taking marijuana can produce some bad effects on your body like-
1.Within a few minutes after smoking marijuana, the heart begins...

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I am a 24 year old male, 5'9" and 175 lbs. recently had a pulmonary embolism and i am now taking coumadin daily and going to the local coumadin clinic to be monitored. i was also just diagnosed with lupus anticoagulant disorder. i smoke marijuana roughly 4 or 5 times a day. will this affect my coumadin or the disorder?

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Good evening sir. You have Antiphospholipid Syndrome( Lupus Anticoagulant antibody) is positive. IT is a disease where the blood clots at an increased frequency. I had suggest you to stop Marijuana as both Coumadin and Marjuana are metabolized in the liver and marijuana can affect the dose effect...

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Hi, my husband was recently diagnosed with multiple pulmonary embolisms of both lungs and its only been 3 days since he has been released from the hospital and he says he feels great and wants to return to work. How serious is this condition and is it to soon for him to be returning back to work with this condition.

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Hello
Thanks for the query.
Multiple pulmonary embolism is a serious condition and it can recur. It is only 3 days since he was discharged from the hospital I would recommend him to take rest for few more days. But he should not be immobile rather should daily normal walk and light household work...

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I've been having shortness of breath, neck and shoulder pains burning sensation in my throat especially when I take a deep breath, headaches, stomach pains and my eyes feels funny, more of my right eye , I have been feeling tired. I want to let you know that I have a blood clot on my right side of my lung and taking Warfarin 4 milligram once a day. What could this be ?
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Burning sensation in my throat and chest

doctor1 MD

Hello,
First of all I want to tell you that you do not have any kind of cancer.

As you have said that you have tiredness, burning sensation in neck and chest, headaches, stomach pains, feeling of pain behind eye with fluttering, using warfarin 4 mg for lung clot (pulmonary embolism).

Based on...

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Hi, I have a loop ileostomy since Sept '13, the reversal will be done as soon as I'm off blood thinners for a pulmonary embolism. About 2 months ago the Catscan showed that the two preforations that I had in my colon are closed. My question is, is it ok to have anal sex? Please advise & thank you for your time.

doctor1 MD

Indeed, anal sex would be related to the "sex position" to protect the ileostomy bag. Thus look into the convenience and risk of complications of the ileostomy bag.

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Recent questions on  Pulmonary embolism

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I am 49 post-menopausal women - I had a pulmonary embolism 5 years ago - oc only risk identified - is it at all safe to take an estogen suppository - are there any natural alternatives - I have pelvic organ prolapse - bleeding likely due to pessary irritation - other causes ruled out - I have used lavender oil in the past - is that safe or beneficial? - any input would be appreciated

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My Father is in ICU, he had a pulmonary embolism. He is on a breathing machine due to respritory failure, his heart is only working at 20% he has COPD and blood in his stool. What are his chances for survival. And what will his quality of life be if he survives?

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I am having hiatus hernia.I am taking anticoagulant (Warfarin).Is it risky to undergo surgery for hiatus hernia? I had Pulmonary embolism in2000 and DVT in 2007.So I had to take Warfarin to end of my life. Due to Hiatus hernia my stomach is very big and Iam having GERD problem also.If I make surgery do I get slim stomach and is it risky to undergo surgery?

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I have been on Coumadin for about six weeks for a pulmonary embolism in both lungs. I m healthy other wise and am a marathon runner, two so far this year, at age 67. About four days ago I awoke with a bit of jaw pain that has increased over the past four days. It s only noticeable when I open my jaw at certain angles and is only on one side of my jaw. No other side effects from the blood thinner and my INR is currently at 2.7. I m still active with my running and diving and visiting the gym so I m trying to monitor any complication from the first drug I have ever been on by a doctors prescription. I guess I have been lucky. Thanks, Chris Hall

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