Scared I have PE or DVT

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I’m 18 and I live a very sedentary life, like I’m always sitting or laying down. I have low bp and tachycardia if that matters. But I noticed last week when I was standing that my legs were itching and I looked down and they were purple with white spots and so I freaked out and sat down and as soon as I sat down they went back to normal. Then last week I was reading an article on DVT and told myself I have to start getting up more. So to start easy and go easy on my tachycardia I stood for 2 hours and that night I had a weird chest pain right next to my left boob but under my left arm, I put it off and went to sleep and yesterday I woke up to the little aching still there and it scared me because I know if you have DVT and you move more than usual it can dislodge and cause PE so I was pretty scared. Then my leg started aching when I stood from the back of my knee all the way to my hip almost on my butt, but it went away, but still scared me to death. The pain in my chest came back last night and I stayed up all night freaking out thinking I had a blood clot. It’s a sharp stabbing pain right next to my left breat and under my left arm, but when I woke up this morning the pain was now under my breast kinda in my upper stomach and I kept burping and it would burn my throat. Now the pain I have is just in my upper back. I’m quiet a hypochondriac but I feel that I could have this being that I’m sedentary. I do have a high hr and low bp right now but i don’t know if that’s just me because of my tachycardia and low bp or if it’s because I have PE. I’m honestly so scared y’all please help me out!

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    Forgot to mention I also stretched yesterday and now there is a tight feeling in the back of my knee in both legs, idk if this would be DVT
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    If I were you I would go to the emergency room and get checked out. Do you have shortness of breath at all? Don’t worry about being wrong if it’s nothing. Better to get checked out and have nothing wrong than to let blood clots go. They can be very dangerous. Good luck to you !
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      Well that is good. I would call your PCP or GP see what they have to say or go to the emergency room if you keep having issues. 
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      Another question my pulse oximeter says that my oxygen levels are between 99-98, is that good? And would that be another sign of no PE
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      Another question my pulse oximeter says that my oxygen levels are between 99-98, is that good? And would that be another sign of no PE
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      99-98 is normal. I don’t remember what mine was when i first got my PE but I don’t think you have to worry unless it’s under 90 percent 
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      I would recommend you go to your local emergency department as a matter of urgency. Don't leave anything out when a doctor(s) ask you questions. If nothing is found this will give you peace of mind, but what you have described I'd be getting off to emergency, if not lung, clot, dvt related there still is the heart and from what you have described concerns me a bit.

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    Hi first of all your Oxygen is very normal.  If your Oxygen was say 85 that would be cause for concern.  Sounds to me like pulled muscles but if you are concerned check with your GP. PEs have symptoms like chest pain,shortness of breath, inability to do any amount of walking with usually severe shortness of breath, very often accompanied with impending doom.  Like you feel like you are going to die.  Check with your family doc.
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