Pulmonary embolism

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i have been in plaster cast for 10 weeks for fractured foot was taking clexane but went away at weekend and forgot them I a man experiencing right upper back pain radiating into my neck. Much worse when I am laying down and breathing in. Have a mild cough and heaviness around my chest but not sure if that is just me being a little anxious

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    Hi Pam

    I had a THR in February 2017 and in March after I had finished taking my blood thinners I had similar symptoms to you even having the pain lying down. I ended up in A and E to be diagnosed with blood clots in both my lungs, I had been diagnosed a couple of days earlier with a clot behind my knee. Long story short the dr said to me that blood thinners leave your system very quickly so you missing a couple of days may be the reason you are feeling like this, I would get checked out as soon as possible just to rule it out.

    I feel bad if I'm scaring you but better safe than sorry


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      Hi. I went to Whiston A&E they listened to my chest and diagnosed a viral lung infection no D Dimer No X-ray. I can't lie down without pain not happy with A&E at all. If it gets worse then I shall go to Liverpool Royal. If I am on crutches or lie down I constantly cough 

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