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I'm a 59 y/o male who was diagnosed with PE in left lung on 17Jan confirmed via a d-dimer and chest CT scan - I mistook my symptoms for muscle pull over night and I left it for 24 hours before going into ER to get it checked out at my wife's insistence - symptoms had almost dissappeared within 48 hours and had i not gone to ER when I did then i wouldn't have bothered and I'd have been undiagnosed( undiagnosed PE's are quite comon according to my Doc). Anyway they put me on Rivaroxaban and after 5 days I started peeing blood (haematuria) over a 3 days period which freaked me out big time !! I've had no recurrence now for 5 weeks and my urine is seems back to normal . However they were't sure if the haematuria was due to the Rivaroxaban or someting else - so I've underwent a variety of tests including haemo/bio , psa , dre , kidney/bladder ultrasounds and a cystoscopy which have all been clear - I have a echocardigarm scheduled for next week afterwhich I hope i can get back to living a normal life.
I got back on my bike today for the first time since and I did 15 miles and felt really energised afterwards. I do have some reservations on being on Rivaroxaban long term as there is no antidote (unlike warfarin) - but i'm probably going to be on it for 6 months - I will just need to go easy on my bike and make sure that I don't fall off - LOL
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