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Risk of dying from a pulmonary embolism

Anonymous
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I have 2 in my lungs they have me on blood thinners. I went to urgent care due to pressure in chest that radiated down my arm and my upper back and shortness of breath.

Ladies how bad are these?
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:04 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:06 PM
What kind of blood thinner do they have you on?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:06 PM
Did they send you home or admit you?
Crafty_Girl
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:08 PM
From my time as a medic, I can tell you that a PE is a pretty serious event. Hopefully the blood thinner you're on will work quickly to dissolve it.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:09 PM

If they move to your heart the can be fatal. My mom passed away in December due to a pulmonary embolism. 

AvantGardener
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Here's a bump. My cousin died from one almost two years ago on an airplane.

Mom-to-2kids
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:10 PM
My dad died from a Pulmonary Embolism. They can be serious. Listen to your body and rush back at the first sign of issues.
LAXmom21
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:11 PM
I've had 4 due to an auto immune disease. They can be fatal. As long as you are on blood thinners like heparin or lovenox you should be ok. Are you in the hospital?
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PinkButterfly66
by Diamond Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:12 PM

People die from them if they're not caught.  You should be in a hospital.  Are you?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:13 PM
Heparin thank you

Quoting Anonymous 2: What kind of blood thinner do they have you on?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 11, 2016 at 10:14 PM
They admitted me

Quoting Anonymous 3: Did they send you home or admit you?
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