I was researching my condition and thought that it couldn't hurt to get additional comments and/or ideas to discuss with my doctor. I'm a 35yo male and I'm recovering from my 2nd pulmonary embolism. While serving my country overseas I became injured in a way that required surgery when I returned to the US. This is my third surgery and I've had pulmonary embolism's after two of them. After reading here the common causes and symptoms I'm satisfied that that is what it is even though after this third surgery my surgeon took precautions to prevent a recurrent PE. At any rate I had to go to the emergency room after the most extreme pain I've ever felt in my life. I received a bolus of heparin and pain medication and started both low molecular weight enoxiparin and warfarin. After my first PE the pain was relieved after the initial heparin bolus. So, the reason that I'm trying to double check now is because I'm still haveing intermitant and slightly less than acute pleuritic pain. I've had a hypercoaguibility work up that I'm waiting for results on as well as a full consult in the pulmonary dept of my hospital. I suppose my question is two fold: am I on track and should I be concerned enough about the continued pleuritic pain to return to the er? I'm on pain meds which helps it get down to annoying than full out pain but I keep remembering my first time I had a PE and wondering why I still have pain at all. Thank you in advance for advice help and comments.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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