Bring up blood stained mucus 6 weeks after pe

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Has this happen to anyone else and is it normal?

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    I had blood in mucus whilst I was having PEs also a little when I had a cough about 6-12 months afterwards.  I was told that if you are on anticoagulants, you can get some blood specks if you cough a lot.

    Not sure if it's anything to worry about, but I would go and see someone anyway.

    Peter

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      thank you i dont cough alot i just feel flem nn my throat and force it up also not sure if mse of the tme is coming from my nose. the whole thing s scaring me. how was your recovery?
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      Ah, if you are on anticoagulants, minor nose bleeds seem to be fairly common. I get them from time to time. Which anticoagulants are you one?

      My recovery was slow, but steady. To be fair, I would expect most people to recover faster, as I had a lot of large clots.  What I noticed:

         It takes longer than you expect to recover.

         Recovery comes in jumps (no change for a while, then feels a fair bit better          almost overnight)

         Anxiety seems to commonly occur.

      HTh

      Peter

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      I'm on clexane twice a day, some days I feel ok others I have chest and back pain. I'm not sleeping though heads all over the place full of what ifs.

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      Jamie,

      I am not familiar with clexane - I assume it is similar to heparin (which they put me on when I was first diagnosed). Any anticoagulant means you may get are more likely to get nosebleeds and the like. At least it means you are covered, preventing any more clots.

      I would make an appointment to see your doctor or specialist, as they can explain all of it to you. Make a list of questions before you go, as they will all disappear as soon as you sit down...

      Anxiety is normal (I used to leave the outside light on for the ambulance I was sure would be coming), but is does calm down. Odd sensations and pain is also normal.

      Never be afraid to ask for help - I went to a&e once for pains. All was well and when I apologised for wasting their time, they said "I did the right thing and to always come in if you are worried".

      All the best

      Peter

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      I've been to hospital 6 times since my clot none of the doctors told me any symptoms during recovery learned to accept and see that recovery can take some time.

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      Thank you I've decided to go to the doctors tomorrow and find out what's happening, it's been happening all day as well as panic attacks

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      Sounds like a plan!  Getting checked over is probably a good idea if things are causing panic attacks.  I am sure it will be fine and don't forget to let us know how you get on.

      All the best

      Peter

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      Hi peter I have checked out again and again all seems well and doctors not concerned although I still am it's scary to be bring up blood not large amounts very small actually. Could this be my clot/clots dissolving or am I wishful thinking

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      Hi Jamie,

      Good to hear you got the all clear.  I wouldn't have thought it was to do with the clots dissolving.  I would imagine that process would be more a case of the clots being assimilated into the circulating blood (a bit like water washing away ice).  I am not medical at all, but if I were to guess I would be inclined to think it was the actions of the anticoagulant causing the blood spots.  I have had three different ones (heparin, rivaroxiban and warfarin). I had much bleeding on rivaroxiban, bruising on heparin and very little on warfarin.  I know everyone hates it, but I find warfarin tolerable.

      Maybe as time goes on, you body will adjust to the anticoagulant more?

      All the best

      Peter

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