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Pulmonary embolus

Pulmonary embolus: Introduction

Pulmonary embolus: Pulmonary embolus is a condition in which a blood clot, piece of fat, or other solid substance travels through the bloodstream and lodges in a blood vessel of the lungs causing a blockage. See detailed information below for a list of 7 causes of Pulmonary embolus, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Pulmonary embolus

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Pulmonary embolus: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pulmonary embolus, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Pulmonary embolus Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pulmonary embolus may include:

  • Oxygen via mask
  • Pain relief
  • Thrombolytic medications (eg streptokinase, alteplase, tissue plasminogen activator) may be required if clot is large or heart is compromised
  • Anticoagulants: short term - heparin injections; long term (at least 3-6 months) - oral warfarin)
  • INR blood tests to monitor anticoagulant medications
  • Compression stockings
  • Avoid long periods of immobilisation eg bed rest after surgery
  • more treatments...»

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Pulmonary embolus: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pulmonary embolus may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary embolus

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to more »

Pulmonary embolus: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pulmonary embolus

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Pulmonary embolus: Related Rare Diseases

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Pulmonary embolus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Pulmonary embolus

The list below shows some of the causes of Pulmonary embolus mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pulmonary embolus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pulmonary embolus. Of the 7 causes of Pulmonary embolus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pulmonary embolus:

The following list of conditions have 'Pulmonary embolus' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Medical Conditions associated with Pulmonary embolus:

Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

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