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Pulmonary Embolism

Also known as Embolism

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  • Is the INR level important on Xarelto?

    Hi, I was just diagnosed several days ago with a PE in my right lung & put on Xarelto. I have an INR of 1.6 (taken after 1 day on drug) and I've been reading how important it is to be in the 2.0-3.0 range, if taking Wayfarin. Does that apply to Xarelto?

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  • 2 pe in lung

    Was just diagnosed last week . I'm 47 female . A few days after being In the hospital developed hospital acquired pnemonia and fluid around my lu g with the pe . Was in hospital for 6 days now on zarelto. This is all new to me and scared since they have no idea what caused the clots . Also found...

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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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  • 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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  • Continued discomfort after a PE

    I had a PE 2 years ago but I still get intermittent chest pain in my upper chest Even now. It is not brought on by exercise and does not go away when I put pressure on the area. I never had this before the PE. Has anyone else had a similar experience to myself?

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  • Severe Breathlessness.Possible PE?

    .Its been 2 months since my symptoms started. Severe shortness of breath Sharp chest pain when i breathe deeply. Been coughing/spitting up blood Ive done almost every single test to rule out a heart problem.Ive also done a CT but it was without contrast.I demanded my parents to do one with contrast...

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  • On blood thinners for PE horrible cramps

    Hi all, I’m new to the PE world. My name is bri and I am 22, I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary emboli on my 22nd birthday in July 2017. I was on birth control viorelle and am now on xarelto. My cycle is irregular (just went 4 months without a period) and originally got on birth control for the...

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  • DVT and PE Anxiety

    Hello. I'm a 48 year old woman and was diagnosed with DVT and PE earlier this month, which has been kind of a mystery. I had tons of blood taken while in the hospital and they could not find the cause of the clots. I was put on Eliquis. The DVT had been in my right leg. It took over a week for my...

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  • Second PE while on blood thinners

    Hi every one.. two years ago I had multi blood clots on my left lung, so now I’m on apixaban for life, my breathing is alful can’t walk up the stairs without having to sit down while I get my breath back, my consultant thinks my heart is racing to fast due to the PE, just waiting to see him again at...

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  • One month post diagnosis of PE

    Hi everyone....it's been a month since having my PE's. I was just wondering how all you cope with the emotional ups and downs afterwards. With the chest pains that the doctors say is from the affected right lung referring pain to the left side of chest which then I'm think is heart pain....

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  • Anxiety after dvt and pe

    Hello everyone I am new to this so here’s a lil background information I am a healthyb29 year old woman who 11 months ago was diagnosed wit dvt and pe cause from birth control we have a clot disorder in my family but I do not have it my mother passed away from a lot of major clots in her lungs when I...

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  • Could i have a Blood Clot in my lungs Despite Normal D Dimer?

    So the past 2 months ive been having severe breathlessness and pleurisy like chest pain like when i move around.Ive also been coughing up blood every few days. Ive done every test to rule out a heart problem. I did a D Dimer a few days ago and it came out Normal so they wont do a CT scan.They just gave...

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  • Four years on, think may have chest infection

    i had bilateral p.e.s four years ago, which they caught on catscan and i have been on warfarin ever since. i have developed a pain between my shoulder blades which comes when i cough, no catarrh.  It also hurts after eating.  I think its just a cold infection as i had a slight temperature...

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  • Crackling sound in the lungs post PE

    Hello. In october this year I was diagnosed with a small PE in my left lung, and after two months the doctors say that it is completely gone. I do have chest pain still which stopped a couple of hours ago and was replaced by a crackling sound and feeling in the lung when breathing in, in the exact same...

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  • Could I have a pulmonary embolism?

    A couple months ago I went into the Er for chest pains, racing heart, shortness of breath. Test results showed an elevated d dimer but ct was clear for pe. They chalked it up to super ventricular tachycardia and said to follow up with my primary. A month later I went back to the er with similar symptoms....

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  • Can a D Dimer test rule out a PE.

    So for the past couple of weeks ive been having shortness of breath and pain when deep breathing.Also occasionally spit blood. I did all the tests at the hospital but i the heaviness is just getting worse I think i might have a Blood Clot. My left calf have been sore for weeks so my doctor suggested...

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  • Scared of another pe.

    I had another ct scan about 2 weeks ago and no pe but i get this on and off pain not to bad but just a little in the right side of my chest. Just behind my breast. Should i be concered? I habe no breathing problems. Nothing else hurts. It doesnt hurt to breath in and out. Im on beat blockers so my heart...

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  • Slightly Elevated D-Dimer (Third Time)

    Hello everyone!  I'm very scared at the moment and would really appreciate your advice. I'm 25 years old and stopped birth control bbout 4 months ago after I went to the hospital complaining of chest pain with a high heart rate and shortness of breath. After testing my blood they told me...

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  • Spitting out Clear Bloody and saliva?

    Soni was just sitting down and i suddenly felt something in my mouth.So i spit it out and it was a ton of blood.I didn't cough but it just happened. I do have shortness of breath for weeks.Is it Pulmonary Embolism?

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  • Worried about what I should do..

    I was hospitalized in March of last year because my heart rate and blood pressure was really high, but after a heart catheter was released. In October it happened again, this time I was told that I had bilateral pulmonary embolisms and a huge embolism in my upper abdomen. I was put on heparin thinner...

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  • Im convinced i have Pulmonary Embolism.Please Help !!

    So the past week ive been breathless.I feel like i just cant seem to get enough oxygen when i breath.Also my Heart rate is always fast (90+). 3 weeks ago i had chest pains so i went to the doctors and they checked everything ( xray , ECG , Blood Tets, Echo , stress test) and found nothing so they claimed...

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  • Can PE pain come and go throughout treatment?

    A month ago I had landed in the emergency room with chest pain and a heart rate of 120. 14 hours and several tests later I was diagnosed with a small PE in my left lung. The doctors put me on Xarelto treatment, and it seemed like all my symptoms were gone two weeks after. Obviously I know the clot is...

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  • Positive d dimer negative ct scan

    So ever since i started a beta blocker i have a hard time taking in a deep breath but today was worse so im i the er they see.my history of a pe and run a d dimer. It comes up positive they do a chest ct scan with contrast no clot but why is d dimer positive?

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  • Anxiety with DVT and PE

    Hello all! I recently was diagnosed with DVT in my left calf. I was put on Xarelto and sent home and told I could return to work. The next day I had a tiny pinching feeling in both of my lungs so I had a bit of a panic and called my mom who took me in to the ER. They did a CT scan and determined I have...

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  • I have constant chest pains since a pulmonary embolism .

    I have suffered constant chest pains since a PE event after spinal surgery June 2009. I am unable to lie flat on my back or lie on my left side longer than a few minutes. Chest pains will increase during and after exercise. Please can anyone confirm that they have suffered pains relating to a PE...

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  • Unprovoked Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli

    I was diagnosed with unprovoked bilateral PE in July 2017 I am on Rixaroxaban.  I am concerned that the only appointment I have had from the hospital is to see the anti coagulant team.  I was expecting some investigation into the reason I suddenly have colts but nothing seems to be forth coming. ...

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  • Bilateral PE

    Hello, I was looking for some advice. I was diagnosed with a bilateral PE last week. I have started taking rivaroxaban yet I am still suffering with chest pains when over asserting myself and I seem to tire very easily. I also still feel very tachycardic. I bought a oxinator to calm my anxiety with my...

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  • The pain is getting worst, any advice welcome please

    Hi, My Massive saddle PE was found on the first of April and I was given IV thrombolytics, which I was told saved my life, I was in hospital for 10 days and was put on Rivaroxaban and my pain medication started at a low doge of 30mg of Zomorph (slow release) twice a day, morning and night and a...

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  • Thoracic consultant

    hi all just a quick update.  Was diagnosed with multiple bilateral PEs in July. Had loads of tests and most came back ok. Went to a thoracic consultant last week who specialises in PEs, he told me that my tiredness and pain was t not caused by the clots or medication but that it could be phantom...

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