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Long story short, I went for minor Day surgery 4 weeks ago, ended up back in hospital the next day where they missed vital signs that my bowel had ruptured till 3 days later where I had emergency life saving surgery! I am 21 year old girl, who has previously had health anxiety (thankfully completely got over it before all of this). Everything that went wrong in hospital seemed to, but I dealt with it well and was making a good recovery. Two weeks ago (my third week in hospital) I woke up slightly breathless with a tight chest, the doctor ordered me a CT scan, where they found 2 small clots in both lungs! I was devastated, and confused as I've been on clexine injections since my second surgery and I'd worn the stockings. A week before finding the clot I had slight calf pain followed by severe pain in my back when breathing in- the physio put it down to me lying in bed (I had a central line in so couldn't move much). I have been discharged from hospital for 5 days now and I've been fine they put up my dose of clexine to nearly double the dose i was on to try resolve the clot issue. I have felt a bit breathless while I was in hospital with a bit of chest pain which the doctors told me was normal, but this morning I started feeling more breathless than usual and I still feel like my chest is tight, I also had some chest pain for a while earlier but has since subsided. I don't know if I'm just being anxious, but I just want to know did anyone else get days where they felt more breathless than others after their p.e?? And is it likely for another clot to form when on a high dose of blood thinners? I'm seeing my surgeon again tomorrow for a check up & a doctor came to see me today and said my oxgyen levels were normal but if I was to get more chest pain or breathlessness to ring 999 straight away- which has just made me even more anxious!!! Any advice or previous experiences would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks xxx
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