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Pulmonary Embolism

A blockage in the pulmonary artery, which is the artery that supplies blood to the lungs, is called pulmonary embolism. The symptoms include stabbing chest pain, dizziness, increased heartbeat, rapid breathing, cough, and mucus in blood.

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I am suffering from antiphospholipid syndrome. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been diagnosed with a rare condition known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which causes my blood to clot abnormally even in the absence of cuts or injuries. As a result, I am prescribed anti-coagulant medication. Additionally, I struggle with being overweight due to reduce...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.In bariatric surgery, there is a chance of thromboembolic events, especially if a previous event is present. Given your history of pulmonary embolism and current use of anticoagulants, you are at high risk. Therefore, in my opinion, bariatric su...  Read Full »

What is cardiac dysfunction? Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor,I need to know about cardiac dysfunction. I was told it was found on venous Doppler looking at DVT. What all information can you tell me about the blood vessels having a pulse and it being a cardiac dysfunction? That is all I was left with until the cardiologist consult.  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to DVT or deep vein thrombosis is a condition where blood clot accumulates in lower limb veins due to prolonged bedridden state, reduced physical activity, after a major surgery or fracture of bones. These blood clots can often dislodge and go through the right heart to b...  Read Full »

Is taking Aspirin before long travel help prevent blood clot?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wondering if I need to be concerned, or what is the probability if any, would I have at developing a blood clot if I have no blood clotting genetic issues (factor V, etc), not on any hormones (was on birth control pills for 12 years but been off for almost four years), no recent ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Before I can answer your question, you mentioned that you are taking prenatal vitamins. Just curious if you are pregnant or plan to do so? Do you have previous unplanned or accidental abortions? Please let me know.  Read Full »

Is Xarelto the only treatment option for pulmonary embolism?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I have been taking Xarelto for about a year-and-a-half due to a pulmonary embolism that I had. They were very small. I have done every test including the factor 5 and the conclusion was my constant driving. My biggest fear is obviously getting another blood clo...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Xarelto is the brand name for the generic drug Rivaroxaban. It blocks the activity of certain clotting factors in the blood. It is used to prevent or treat deep vein thrombosis in which blood clots form in the deep veins of the legs. This can lead to pulmonary embol...  Read Full »

Is blood disorder the reason for not having periods and exterme fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. I am always fatigued. I have not got my periods for around eight months now. I went to my gynecologist and done a lot of blood tests. She also gave me Provera to trigger my period but still, I did not get it. Several blood test results were abnormal. I have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are not having four different blood disorders as shown in your reports but they come under thrombocheck panel where there is a defect in coagulation of blood. It is an autoimmune disord...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with pulmonary embolism and experience lightheadedness and occasional breast pain despite taking medications. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got discharged from the hospital with a diagnosis of PE in one submental right basal lobe and the other submental medial middle lobe. I have been asked to take Xarelto 15 mg twice daily. After discharge, I have felt lightheadedness several times with occasional pain in the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You have been correctly prescribed the anticoagulants. Sometimes because of the various medicines and the recent onset of pulmonary embolism (PE), you can feel lightheaded. Do not worry about it. Just take adequate rest...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Spironolactone, as I have a history of pulmonary embolism ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pulmonary embolism as a teenager 10 years ago after taking Yasmin (Ethinyl Estradiol and Drospirenone combination) for acne. I was wondering if Spironolactone would be safe to use or could it cause me another embolism? I have a mild form of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Acc...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. Spironolactone does not increase the risk of thrombosis. You can take it but you need to monitor your potassium levels. Spironolactone increase your potassium levels. Avoid eating food items that are r...  Read Full »

What is the link between DVT and pulmonary embolism?

Query: Hello doctor,My friend was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, and I want to better understand the connection between DVT and pulmonary embolism. I want to ask the following questions:How do these conditions relate to each other?What are the common warning signs and treatment options for someone wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. I can help you by explaining the relation between the both. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are related conditions. DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, mos...  Read Full »

Can chest pain and breathing problems occur in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 weeks pregnant. I am having chest and lung pain on the right side along with trouble to take a deep breath. I am suffering to catch my breath. I went to the ER and they did a blood test called D-dimer. It came back positive for a lung blood clot on the left side. But, the doctor s...  Read Full »

Dr. Mandurke Vivek Maroti

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pregnancy has many transformations in the body and much burden on heart work increases. Mild breathlessness and chest discomfort is common during pregnancy. Because of pregnancy, they cannot do many tests, which may be harmful to baby. They ca...  Read Full »

How does high altitude affect DVT?

Query: Hello doctor, Last month I was diagnosed with DVT in my left calf, one perineal vein has occlusive thrombus 3.94 inches below the knee extending 19 cm below knee, also mild occlusive thrombus of posterior tibial vein 3.94 inches below knee and extending to 4.72 inches below knee. I was immediately ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly and checked your attached ultrasound as well (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Below is the answers of your questions as per my opinions. 1. You can travel by aeroplane for visiting any place. You have to take care in w...  Read Full »

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