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Pulmonary Embolism

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  • Blood Clot from exercise Or a slip/fall injury?

    Was trying a new exercise in 2010. A few days later there was pain in my leg. It turned out to be two clots in my mid calf. I been through all  All my SPECIALIST tell me it didn’t happen that way. Anyone else get a clot from a slip or Exercise? I’ve been through all the genetic blood testing. All...

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  • Multiple Embolisms

    Hello, I am really looking for some friendly advice and support. On the 19th May I was taken to hospital with severe chest pains, I could not walk and had shallow breathing. I had an ecg, bloods taken and a chest xray. The bloods showed that I potentially had a clot so straight away they injected me...

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  • Blood Clots After Surgery

    Hi, I had hip replacement surgery 9 weeks ago, Last week I had to call an ambulance and was then kept in hospital overnight, sent home the next day after being told I had blood clots in the lung, the lung had partially collapsed but would recover and to take apixaban for 3 months. I am breathless and...

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  • Significant Pulmonary Embolism

    Hi I have not used a forum before but need some reassurance that all is going well. I have had a dry cough for nearly 3 months which seemed to appear after a long flight to New Orleans back in March. I did not seek medical advice and then flew to West Africa back in May. During my time in West Africa...

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  • Elliquis rapid heart rate

    I had a PE blood clot in April 2018. I was put on Elliquis blood thinner. I have been going to the emergency room for rapid heart rate seems like once a week but all my blood work and EKG Chest CT scan comes back normal. I noticed that when, I take the Elliquis my heart rate suddenly goes up at rest....

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  • Bubbling sensation under the bottom of my right rib cage

    I was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary emboli in March and I am on blood thinners and I am starting to feel a lot better than I was. But I am having a rather odd bubbling sensation under my right rib cage. It is at the bottom of my rib cage and it isn’t painful and it isn’t where I experienced any pain...

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  • Bilateral pulmonary embolisms

    I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolisms in the ER. I came in with a headache, chest pains, rib pain, and fever. I thought I had an infection. I was I the hospital for 6 days with 2 needle injections per day except one on the last day. I was sent home with Bayada nurses coming for two weeks....

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  • Multiple PE on both lungs-tips?!

    Hi, after a couple of weeks of what I considered to be pneumonia...my GP sent me to hospital to be checked as he said my shortness of breath wasn't sitting right with him as I am on the combined oral contraceptive. So off I trotted for precautionary tests to rule out PE and so I could get stronger...

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  • Pulmonary embolism or severe anxiety again.

    Hello there I’m not new to this forum I just forgot my old email and password to my other account. As some of u might know I have/had severe anxiety in the past and have been horrified with the thought of blood clots in lungs or heart problems in the past.. mind u I’m a 20 yr old female fairly good in...

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  • Scarring post PEs

    I had hundreds of PEs in both lungs in 2013.  They were undiagnosed for 5 months and could have easily died.  Repeatedly was told it was anxiety.  After my suggestion, a pulmonary CT was done and a "heavy burden of clots" was discovered.  I have been on warfarin since and...

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  • Urgent: Possible Embolism

    Hello everyone, I am 22 years old. I made a post like this before, but I've had a few new symptoms so I'd just like to see if anyone else experienced this will their embolism. First let me preface this by saying I understand no one on here can definitely tell me whether I have a PE or not, and...

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  • Need Advice Please!

    I am an active runner. I ran a marathon on March 4, 2018 with no problems. The next morning I felt symptoms of a cold. 3 days later on March 7 I pretty much had a sinus cold or something. I went for a run that afternoon and suddenly had severe chest pain and could not breath. My husband took me to the...

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  • Chronic fatigue

    I had a massive PE in February, I'm a 66 year old female who was reasonably fit, but now I'm so tired all the time ! Will this go and does anyone else have this problem? Kind regards Linda 

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  • Breathing difficulties

    Hi, had several bilateral PEs 2017, went onto develop Pulmonary Necrosis. Had strange day yesterday, it was like there simply wasn't enough air! Has anyone else experienced this? Not sure f I should be heading back to the docs, but their attitude seems to be damage done live with it! 

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  • Maybe pe?

    I've had a cough for about 3 or 4 weeks. No chest pain no shortness of breath maybe a little. Hot flashes here and there. I had bilateral pes kn November of 2016. Small ones so I was told. Got off blood thinners may 2017. I take baby aspirin. No blood clotting g disorder. Not sure how I got it but...

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  • Possible Embolism

    Hello everyone, I am 22 years old. First let me preface this by saying I understand no one on here can definitely tell me whether I have a PE or not, and I know the best course of action would be to see a doctor. For about 3 months I have been experiencing intermittent moderate chest and shoulder pressure...

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  • Post PE shoulder blade pain

    Just curious how long it takes for the shoulder blade pains and pain under the rib cage to disappear. There are days that I'm fine and other days that the pain is so intense. Seems the more I do the worse the pain. I am two months post multiple PEs. Could it be the clots breaking down or scar tissue...

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  • pulmonary embolism and flying

    hi everyone i was diagonised with pe on both lungs on the 15th of may 2017 i am now on rivaroxaban  15mg twice a day and 25mg of sildenafil 3 times a day i am due to fliy on a 9 hour flight on 11th of june 2017 now that iam aware of what i need to do i am willing to take my chances and fly but im...

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  • Rivaroxiban causing dizzy spells?

    I'm just short of 3 months post-PE on 20mg of rivaroxiban. A follow-up CT scan after 1 month showed both clots were gone, no scar tissue, etc. No heart damage. I'm back to exercising, was feeling great & just have occasional flank pain on the side the clots landed. Recently, I'm experiencing...

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  • Pulmo embolism

    Hi ,I was diagnosed with multiple pie in both lungs but a large one in my right lung,I was given rivaroxiban to take and then basically sent home ,I still get out of breath and have a constant pain in the heart area like someone is standing on my chest .I have been told hey won't give me an echo...

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  • Pulmonary CT scan questions.

    I've been told I need a CT scan to rule out the possibility of a pulmonary embolism. However I suffer from severe anxiety and, upon having a cannula fitted to inject contrast dye, I had a severe panic attack and had to leave the hospital. I was wondering if there was an alternative to a cannula...

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  • PE and Hypotension

    I had PE in July 2017 and was placed on blood thinners for 6 mo, just got off the blood thinners in January and on my most recent CT scan the emboli had cleared up. Before I was diagnosed with PE I had an incident of fainting at work, I recently had the same thing happen. My blood pressure dropped to...

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  • Normal

    It’s been six months since I was diagnosed with multiple blood clots, can anyone tell me when I should start feeling myself again, I really struggle to walk my legs always hurting!! Pains in my chest and back, (didn’t have clots in my lungs) I am only 50 years old but I feel I’m trapped in the body of...

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  • My 14 year old daughter had PE after long haul flight

    In July 2016 my daughter and I took a 12 hour flight and upon arrival she collapsed! We thought she was just feeling weak, so thought nothing of it! She kept complaining of shortness of breath and chest pressure and we thought it was a cold coming! 7 days later she starts perspiring and then collapses...

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  • Exercise

    Hi folks. I was diagnosed with multiple PEs in my lungs about a month ago and prescribed Apixaban. I am 52 but have always been relatively fit - I completed the National Three Peaks last year for example and am a kid's football coach. I am now out of breath all the time and although the DVT say I...

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  • Paranoia

    Hello everyone, I collapsed September 2017, was rushed into hospital where I had ct scan, I was told I had multiple blood clots, legs, spleen, kidneys, bowels and heart. I spent two weeks in critical care where I was not allowed to move, I’m now on warfarin for life!! 7 months on and i really struggle...

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  • Tiny subsegmental pulmonary emboli

    I've always had chest pain and upper back spasms with tight breathing due to costochondritis and anxiety. When it started up again this past week my doc ran a d-dimer and it was elevated at 1630. My chest CT showed a tiny subsegmental pulmonary embolism in each lung. They put me on eliquis...

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  • Should I push to come off apoxafan?.....

    Hello, I had an ovarian cyst the size of a melon 6 months ago, it was 27 x 20 cms and I looked 9 months pregnant. The cyst was pressing on blood vessels in my back, blocking the blood flow and the result was a very swollen left leg and clots to my lungs. These showed up on a CT scan, I had no symptoms,...

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  • Ongoing cough for 4 years, blood clots in lungs.

    After numerous GP visits after a year diagnosed with multiple blood clots in both lungs. After several bouts of bronchitis, have been seen twice this year at Chest clinic. Now got "non asthmatic eosonophilic bronchitis". Streroids given last year gave me symptoms of DVT although Consultant...

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  • Just out of the hospital - my story

    About 4 weeks ago or so I had some pain in my right calf. I thought I pulled a muscle but after about 5 days it was gone. The following week I had pain in my left calf. So I thought it was maybe my shoes. It never went away and after googling my symptoms and doing the “tests” I didn’t think I had dvt....

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