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I am having pulmonary embolism. How to manage it?


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Dr. Harsha D. S

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Published At October 13, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Around 45 days ago, I noticed blood in sputum. I consulted a doctor. He advised me to do a computed tomography (CT) scan. The report suggested the pulmonary embolism. In the treatment, they gave me blood thinner injection and tablets. They examined me and found out that there are no blood clots in any part of my body. I do not have any history of injury and surgery.

Answered by Dr. Harsha D. S


Welcome to icliniq.com. There are a lot of causes for pulmonary embolism. The common reason being the clots in the leg called as deep venous thrombosis. It can be due to long-term immobility, and prolonged surgery. When there are no clots in the body, we have to check for any deficiency in blood clotting factors. When doing all the investigations, we may not be able to find the cause in 40 % of patients. If there is no cause, we can keep you under regular checkup. Blood thinners are usually given for six months. But it may be extended for a few periods when there are risk factors present.

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Dr. Harsha D. S
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