Blood clot in lung, do I have to stay in hospital?

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Dr. said they've found a blood clot in the lung and they ask me to stay in hospital. I don't have insurance, do I have to stay here?

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If I have clots in my lungs will i have to stay in the hospital for treatment or can I do it at home?
You should stay in hospital, it can be life-threatening.
If you meant Pulmonary thrombosis, yes, you should stay in hospital until your medical team releases you.
I have a mitral valve replacement and im on coumidin but i was just in the hospital and when i got home i developed a gurggly cough now i dont know wheather to go in or not
You should see your doctor ASAP. Do you have fever or sputum? If you have sputum, have it tested for pathogen. Infection could affect your mitral valve.
You'd better go to the hospital to get examined. Cough could probably mean lung infections, which would also cause mitral valve infection. Thus it is a dangerous situation.
yes it is very dangerous. you need get treatment. i thank god everyday I went to doctor after shortness of breath.
and what did your doctor say? I felt shortness of breath for some time days ago
Have to be tested for possible blood clot in lungs.   Should I be hospitalized for this   I am extremely short of breath
Yes, probably. Patients with lung blood clots and severe difficulty breathing should be hospitalized and should only be discharged when the overall conditions improve. Lung blood clots can sometimes even cause sudden death.
A blood clot in lung is called pulmonary embolism (PE). As we all know, the threat of blood clot origins from the blockage it causes in one of your artery, the blockage can cause serious problems - damage to your lung, and low oxygen in your blood. When blood oxygen saturation goes below 90%, it's harmful to your body, when blood oxygen saturation goes below 70% it can be fatal, at this saturation level it's difficult for the vein to unload oxygen to the tissues including heart muscles.

Good news is when it's caught early PE is treatable. The common medicaiton is blood thinners like Warfarin. Some people have to stay in hospital and get IV for a few days, some may be discharged the same day of diagnosis, it really depends on your condition.
Very good explanation. 5 small blood clots were found in my lungs on Sunday night. I had various related tests and was discharged the next day after I was given shot to start blood thinners. I was discharged by dinner Monday.

There was never a discussion about remaining at the hospital.
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No you don't have to stay but they'll tell you its it's against doctor's advice I no because I just did it but if you value your life I suggest you stay and get that Heparin drip then the injections in the stomach plus Warfarin I have Lupus anticoagulant my body makes blood clots I have to be on bloodthinners life long right now I have a blood clot on the right side of my uterus and I have bilateral blood clots in my lungs am 40. Since everyone is so well informed about this process is there away to get rid of this becuz there's nothing helping me I mean nothing
I am sorry. It seems unlikely to get rid of this problem. As you may know, the culprit for your clots is the lupus anticoagulant, which is associated with your lupus. However, lupus can not be cured, making lupus anticoagulant can only be controlled but not eradicated. Lifetime bloodthinner use seems the only option for the prevention of formation of new clots.
In healthy cells, there are substances to prevent blood clotting. The substances are called phospholipids. Lupus anticoagulants are antibodies that attack phospholipids. Thus, people with lupus anticoagulants may have a very high risk of forming blood clots.

Most often, lupus anticoagulants are found in people with systemic lupus erythematosus. They're also found in people who take medicines such as phenothiazines, phenytoin, hydralazine, quinine, or the antibiotic amoxicillin, or people who have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis), infections, or certain kinds of tumors.