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Hello out there...I'm new to this Forum and finding it very helpful for my husbannd's case....He has a PE in bottom right lung...was discovered whil having CT and MRI scans for prostate cancer...so yes picked up at the bottom of scan on the urethia then had to have a upper thorax ct scan and hey ho there it was😁 ?..it is not cancer related..however he is now taking rivaroxaban 20mg a day after having glexane injections in the stomach, he could not handle those as were extremely painful after about 1 month, so this suits him and not to many side affects just a little dizzy at times.. He has now been taking Anticoagulaint for approx 4 months, he has to have a procedure on his prostate under General Anesthetic and Consultant Uroligist will not operate till he has been taking for a minimum of 3 months we have been told he will have to stop rivaroxaban and start injecting 5 days before and 5 days after with glexane injections then go back to rivaroxaban for a further 2 months ( so in total 6 months) All a bit of a nightmare really as he had no symptoms of a PE and felt very well Consultants are quite amazed as they cannot hear anything un toward when they listen to his chest, he also had a lung function test done and that was completely normal al well.. He does not get out of breath at all and occasionally has a few bike rides with me. They are almost 100% sure that it was caused by long haul flight as Christmas to Miami ...so this would of gone undetected if he hadn't gone to Drs for prostate investigation's.....So the question what I want to ask is.. Has anybody flown long haul with PE and what did they have to take prior to flight, as my husband has been told he will not have to take Anticoagulaint for more than 6 Months...and who knows what we may have lurking inside of us... We are going to see Chest dr next month so I'm hoping he will give us more answers ..
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