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    Default Pulmonary embolism!! Any experience out there????

    Default Pulmonary embolism!! Any experiences out there??
    I'm writing as a worried friend who has been diagnosed two weeks ago with PE. She has a blood clot on both of her lungs and in quite a lot of pain. She is 22 weeks pregnant with a little girl and has a 2 year old son and 1 year old daughter at home. Not only is she suffering intense anxiety, the physical pain and also the mental anguish that comes with such an illness. I've researched a lot on this subject and sadly cannot reach a lady that has had similar experiences. I'm seeking any advice, stories of personal experiences, support methods, anything that can help. Thanks in advance.

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    Um isnt that a medical emergency?!?!

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    Is she in hospital?

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    My daughter had a P.E and was rushed to theatre to deliver at 36 weeks 4 days. Baby didn't make it and my daughter spent a month in hospital after. Her life is now changed forever. Inbox me if you have any questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    Um isnt that a medical emergency?!?!
    That is absolute an emergency..We learned that one of the first symptoms of an embolism is death.

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    Embolisms cannot be 'cured'. The patient needs to be hospitalised and on constant blood thinners, as that is the only way to dissolve the clot. Your friend should be in ICU.
    Side effects of a PE can be heart failure, lung failure, bleeds on the brain, kidney failure, excessive bleeding it is not something to mess with. I lost my granddaughter and almost lost my daughter. This is serious stuff. Very serious. Your friends life could be at risk.
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    No word of a lie I had the d-dimer blood test today as a precaution, my GP doesn't believe it to be but felt the need to check. I'm now a bit concerned about it having read this thread!

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    My daughter was low-risk. Doesnt smoke, drink or do drugs, kept a healthy weight and attended all her appointments. It can and does come out of nowhere.

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    Nobody would be diagnosed with a PE and then just sent off home. As others have said it is an extremely serious medical condition. I have watched young healthy people die from PE.

    Your friend needs to be in hospital not worrying at home.

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    Friends dad had a headache, boom dead of a PE.

    I'll be blunt if a hospital in SA where your from sent home someone with a PE that's negligence but I'm not convinced that any hospital would do that esp to a pregnant mum to be


 

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