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I’m 25, non smoker, non risk factors, no clotting disorders, not on contraception. When I was 20, I had an “unprovoked” pulmonary embolism. I wasn’t overweight, not on birth control, no surgeries or injuries, no flights, and no family history of genetic mutation. Also no dvt found in the legs It wasn’t a huge serious clot, but I was on blood thinners for a few months.
I’m posting now because for the past almost two months, I’ve had upper back pain that has only worsened and nothing helps at all. I’ve started having chest pain and shortness of breath as well.
My question is, last month I had a chest ct w contrast of my lungs and scan of my legs. All clear. This is while still having the back and chest pain. Is it possible now for me to have pulmonary embolism a month later without anything changing?
Mind you, since my first PE 5 years ago, I have been to the ER at least 7 times in fear of another PE and all my scans came back clear.
So I’m trying to figure out if these are just anxiety symptoms, or if I’m at risk for another PE and I should be worried and go back AGAIN even though I was just there last month with the same symptoms.
I just had my normal doctor run a D Dimer yesterday to be safe and she said it came back negative and within normal range.
What do y’all think??
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