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Old 03-09-16, 03:51 AM
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Lung clots

Does anyone here have experience with blood clots in their lungs? What's the prognosis?
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Re: Lung clots

I think it's generally survivable even though it's a very serious condition.

The prognosis will depend on a lot of factors like the severity of the blood clot/embolism, any underlying conditions, and the age and general health of the patient.
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Re: Lung clots

treatable.

although need to determine the underlying cause. some are situational like prolonged periods of inactivity like after surgery or being on a long airline flight and not getting up to walk around and get the blood pumping... some other medical conditions like pregnancy or cancer can make the blood more susceptible to developing DVT's/pulmonary embolisms.
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Re: Lung clots

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Does anyone here have experience with blood clots in their lungs? What's the prognosis?
My wife had them after back surgery. It was very scary but everything turned out well.
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Re: Lung clots

A colleague had them. We're not close enough for me to know a lot of details, but I believe he was hospitalized for 2-3 weeks and then probably had a span of about six months before he was fully back to normal.
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Re: Lung clots

Hope you or the affected party will be OK, Mrs. D.
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Re: Lung clots

Five years ago after knee surgery I developed a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - big ass blood clot - in my left calf. It was inoperable and I was placed on blood thinners and was generally immobilized so that parts wouldn't break off and head to my lungs.

Parts broke off, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE) in my lungs.

I ended up heading to the ER three times in one week. It was scary, but I survived. In most cases, the clots are small and are not deadly, but they can damage the lung. But if the clot is large and stops blood flow to the lung, it can be fatal.

Reading material: http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/pulmona...topic-overview

If the PE is caused by a DVT, which in many/most cases it is, then the critical part is to prevent the DVT from breaking into smaller free-floating clots which, because they're in a vein, will get pumped by the heart straight to the lungs where they will clog the capillaries. The DVT must be "dissolved" by adding anti-coagulants (blood thinners) to the blood - the treatment can last 3-6 months. Additionally, the person with a DVT will need to wear compression stockings to prevent more DVTs from forming.

Whether from a DVT or another source, the risk of forming more blood clots is highest immediately after a PE has formed. A PE is a very serious thing, but the cause of the PE can be even more serious and potentially deadly. If the person with the PE is under a doctor's care, then the prognosis is good provided that the patient follows his/her orders and seeks immediate medical attention if any complications develop or if a DVT is detected.
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6 years ago while having a chemo port put in they discovered I had blood clots in my lungs. I think they took it more seriously than I did. I wasn't allowed out of bed (though I got them to relent a bit) and was put on blood thinners, and had to stay in the hospital until my blood thinned to a certain point. I had to stay on the blood thinning med for awhile, but all's well in the long run!
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Re: Lung clots

I'll try not to panic, then.
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Originally Posted by DirkUSA View Post
My wife had them after back surgery. It was very scary but everything turned out well.
She died.
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She died.
Not funny.
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Not at the time, but time heals all wounds.
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I'll try not to panic, then.
I wish you all the best.
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Originally Posted by james2025a View Post
She died.
yah, fuck you, too.
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Best wishes, Mrs. Danger. It is certainly not something to take lightly.
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Re: Lung clots

Hope it turns out okay. Did your doctor find it or was there symptoms to cause you to get checked out?
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Re: Lung clots

Well, after two nights in the hospital, I'm back home.
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I'm back home.
Plot twist!

Glad you're ok.
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post
Well, after two nights in the hospital, I'm back home.
Good to hear!
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Glad it wasn't you Mrs D! (Oh, and glad you're ok after your drunken night of vampiric binge sex Nick.)
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Well, after two nights in the hospital, I'm back home.
I am glad you are back home. I hope everything is going well. My wife spent 9 days in the hospital.

Best wishes Nick.
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Best wishes Nick. Glad you are home.
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Re: Lung clots

Nick, I'm glad you are okay.

Mrs Nick, I'm glad you are too because like everybody else, I thought you were talking about yourself.

I'm glad BOTH of you are okay.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
Nick, I'm glad you are okay.

Mrs Nick, I'm glad you are too because like everybody else, I thought you were talking about yourself.

I'm glad BOTH of you are okay.
Hey, there were a few of us who thought she might be asking for a friend.

Then again, maybe it was just me!

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