Patient discussion about embolism

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Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?

Adrink a lot of water and be aware. if you take your meds i think there shouldn't be a problem, but i strongly recommend asking your physician about it. he knows you and the problem and can give you a much much better answer.

Q. What is the differential diagnosis of chest pain in a 35 year old woman?

I am a 35 years old woman. I suffer from chest pain for about 24 hours. I just came back from a trip to Europe, and i feel really bad. I smoke and I take anti contraceptive and i know that I am at a risk for pulmonary embolism or costochondritis. Cat it be something else?
A1The differential diagnosis of chest pain is very wide.
It can start in costochondritis if u carried a lot of luggage or might be pulmonary embolism if you didn't move from the chair all the flight. But it can also be a sign for an acute coronary syndrome (even at the age of 35) or a pericarditis. To be sure you need to consult with your GP.
A2To differentiate between simple costochondritis and pulmonary embolism you need some laboratory test. In general pulmonary embolism is more recognized by the shortness of breath rather than the pain. Because of the fact that pulmonary embolism can by life threatening, if you have any suspicion that you suffer from it go to the ER NOW!
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