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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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What is the management for pulmonary embolism?

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...  Read Full »

Dr. Harsha D. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 bloo...  Read Full »

Will drain tubes piercing the pleura cause pain in the lungs?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband had a pleural effusion in the left side of his chest after having a pulmonary embolism (PE) and then contracting pneumonia, which caused his left lung to collapse. Three drain tubes were inserted into the pleura to drain off the fluids. This all happened seven months back. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Harsha D. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your husband's history provided by you. By PE I assume you are referring to pulmonary embolism and not pericardial effusion. Are the tubes still present? If so the tube rubbing the pleura while taking a deep breath can cause the pain. Pulmonary embolis...  Read Full »

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