had a PE for 17 months and in the last few days Should I worry? Am on

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i was misdiagnosed in 2014 ( had a pe, assigned a cardiologist in ER.  Nothing was wrong with my heart but the right side of my chest was painful and I felt lots of pressure.  Saw 3 docs the next year, complaining about this horrible pain and got no help at all.  Finally found a internist who listened to me and with a ct, found the clot.  That was Xarelto bec of side effects.  Last few days the pain has seemed to worsen and sharpen.  See a hemotologist for 2nd time in 3 weeks.  Should I see her sooner?

 

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    Sure you should see the hemotologist sooner.  Why not?  Tell them you feel it is an emergency and that you are feeling terrible.  If it was me I would also see a pulminologist    
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    The short answer is "yes" see someone now rather than later.

    Couldn't make out if you were on anticoagulants or not, but sounds like you should be. If you have had trouble with Xarelto (I did) then try warfarin (coumadin).

    HTH

    Peter

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