Posted by: lady pta | 2007/12/19

not so sure

Hi dr
I had a shoulder opp about 5 weeks ago
In hospital they fond out I have a embolism in the lung
I am on wafirin
Now I faint or pass out not for long (sec). I have also a pain under my breast that come and go. And some nights a pain in my back just below the shoulder blade.
It gets worse. There is also a pain on the side of my leg next to my knee. Please let me know what it could be
Thank you

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Dear Lady Pta
The pain in your chest and back could be lung related, the pain on the knee could possibly be a joint or ligament problem.
Signs of lung embolism are sudden chest pain, shortness of breath, blood tinged sputum, sweating and paleness and a feeling of extreme anxiety.
The fainting spells could be due to low blood pressure or irregular heartbeat. Either way I think your doctor should re-examine you to find the exact cause of your symptoms.
dr Bets

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