Lovenox and pulmonary embolism

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Enoxaparin or Lovenox is used to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Like any drugs, it also has expiration date depending on the manufacturing date. Check the label or box for any of these information or talk to your doctor about this. Take care and best regards.
I was released from the hospital last Sunday and have been giving myself the Lovenox injections. I started on 10mg of Coumadin a day and after my first blood test it was changed to 15 mg. After my second blood test, PT, my Coumadin was lowered to 5 mg a day. I'm scheduled to have another blood test today. Does the lower dosage mean I'm closer to therapeutice level of Coumadin? Last night I started feeling "funny" in my chest.
Bi-lat P. E. in segmental pulmonary artery branches to the lower lobes, and in the right main pulmonary artery, including the bifurcation and extending into the bifurcation of the right main pulmonary artery. Wedge shaped area in the posterior aspect of the right middle lobe is indicative of infarct. Right Pleural effusion and bibasilar areas of consolidation may also represent infarct. Also, doppler studies of legs showed: persistent occlusive DVT of left popliteal vein.
Fedullo, MD who is at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and UCSD Medical Center San Diego. You may want to contact Peter F. Fedullo, MD either for evaluation in San Diego or for his recommendation of clinical expertise, in your part of the country. You should seek his recommendations, without delay.
I went into the ER (I had already been started on Lovenox and Coumadin) after multiple attempts to place an IV sans success, they attempted to place a central line. The central line was sans success as well. What they ended up causing was a major hematoma. My blood, according to the anesthesiologist, was clotting as he was trying to place the line in. THey ended up placing a femoral line very shortly after in the left leg.
I was recently diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism after being rushed into L&D unable to breathe. I was prescribed Lovenox by injection twice daily. The prescribing DR knows I'm now 34 weeks pregnant, but when I read the drug disclosure inside the box it states clearly NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE GASPING SYNDROME & FETAL DEATH. I'm TERRIFIED to continue these shots as my son will already have issues at birth & now this, but if I don't do the injections I can die.
I was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism last month and I'm not sure if I have pulmonary hypertension. And also I've never had heart burn so I'm having a difficult time distinguishing the difference evrthing. I'm on Lovenox so they tell me that I can't develop another clot but well then why do I continue to get chest pain, throbbing in neck, and sometimes I start shaking really bad. Ugh I'm confused. Please ur advice or any questions I should ask my doctor. Thank You in advance.
Has anyone been told by their Onc that cancer patients are vulnerable to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (aka Economy Class Syndrome). My right leg swoll up for 3 days so rushed to hospital and after an ultrasound of the leg, was told that I have DVT. Been getting daily shots of Innohep to dissolve the clot and have to wear a thigh high Ted Hose.
Hi, I'm an active 22 year old female and two weeks ago I had a pulmonary embolism. It was agonising and I was in hospital for 13 days as I reacted badly to warferin. I am now on clexane injections and will be going back to hospital soon for a week or so to re-try warfarin. I am so confused as to how this happened. I had no DVT, and I have none of the apparent risk factors associated with PE. What I am wondering though is, what happens now?? How long will I be in pain for?
The stomach x-rays were done to rule out a cancer of the esophagus and stomach that if present (and it is great that it was not) might have explained the nausea and would have also been a risk factor for pulmonary embolism. COPD, and the sedentary life style that so often accompanies it is a risk factor for a PE. But, that should not be assumed. A careful assessment of risk factors for pulmonary embolism should be conducted, either by your father’s primary physician or the Pulmonologist.
Hello, My husband has been diagnosed w/a saddle pulmonary embolism. This occurred while on a blood thinner (Coumadin). He is now considered a "Coumadin failure" and must take Lovenox shots daily. However, they are extremely expensive (our cost after insurance pays is over $900 per month). I'm sure that I'm not the first person to have this issue of needing a drug, but being unable to pay for it.
I spent several days in ICU and had to take Lovenox shots in my abdomen for 14 days and Coumadin for four months after being discharged. As my physician said, the clots may have come from my uterus or from one of my calves. (He thought they might have come from my calf because the morning I woke up experiencing the symptoms, my left calf was swollen twice as big as my right.
I have a beautiful purple bruised lower abdomen to show for it and all the Lovenox shots for a week and 1/2! The symptoms I had, (had I known at this point I could have done something earlier and they could have prevented all my pain and other stuff) were: Now mind you, I'm also experiencing the nasty nausea but not vomiting and no fever.
I had blood clots after I had my son and had to take Lovenox and now take an aspirin once a day, and if I ever have any more kids I will have to take Lovenox the entire pregnancy so I am pretty sure it is safe.
I have a genetic clotting mutation and suffered from a pulmonary embolism 2 1/2 years before conceiving. My OB is treating me as a high risk pregnancy and has prescribed a preventative treatment together with my hematologist. I am taking 150mg Lovenox plus 81mg (low dose) aspirin and 20mg Pepcid-AC daily.
I know some people get DVT, pulmonary embolism from Birth Control and i know that thyroid/synthroid stuff is hormone related but is there any significance or anything documented about hypothyroid/synthroid etc.. and pulmonary embolism? I can't find a reason why this happened to me. I had a PE a few weeks ago with no DVT and docs can't find a reason for it??
Hello i know what you are going thru, my Left leg is swollen as well and i am very frustrated, the first blood clot hit me in January, then three weeks later another broke loose and hit my lung (pulmonary embolism) since January i was in the hospital twice, t he first on heparin and Coumadin, then the Coumadin failed me and now i to am on daily injections of lovenox 200mg (2 shots at once because they do not make a 200 mg injection) my leg is still as fat as a beached whale and i have been beggi
A little history, I was hospitalized for pulmonary embolism (PE) about 1 year ago. I had no risk factors for blood clots other than being on birth control. I am not overweight, over 35 yrs, non smoking, had no genetic clotting disorders. I was on Warfarin for 6 months but am currently on no treatment. My question is now, should I be doing anything like taking asprin or anything? Also what about when I want to get pregnant?
The DVT went from my groin all the way to my knee, so it was pretty extensive and it is a miracle that I did not also have a Pulmonary Embolism. I'm 8.2 weeks pregnant now and am considered high-risk because I'm 40 AND because of my previous DVT, so they are watching me closely. I am on 40mg Lovenox 1x/day and am sure they will up my dose very quickly to 2x a day. I have had friends on these shots and 2x / day seems to be the "norm".
I am 39 and 13 years ago had a DVT during pregnancy. I have Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin Gene Mutation. Last week I developed clots in the same leg rather spontaneously. I have been put on Lovenox and Coumadin (the generic). The Lovenox is to be cut once my INR's are stable. However, I have developed terrible headaches which start about an hour after coumadin and then last until about 3 hours before the next dose. I believe that it is the coumadin.
3 is it still possible to still have a Pulmonary Embolism or Stroke? Or will my blood be thin enough to prevent it? Lastly, I was told by a doctor that the swelling may take a few months to go away. I assume everyone is different so the time will vary. Its been 1 month since the swelling started and it seems to fluctuate with me. In the morning my swelling is virtually gone but by the end of the day my leg is double the size of the other one.
Ten days after giving birth to my 1st baby I had a pulmonary embolism so had Clexane injections initially along with 6 months of warfarin tablets. I am scared of this happening again so this time I am wanting to have Clexane injections during the pregnancy to prevent. Does anyone know at what stage of pregnancy I am likely to start these injections?
Both Lovenox and Heparin are used to reduce the risks of a blood clot formation. I had a DVT(deep vein thrombosis) and PE (pulmonary embolism) about three years ago and Dr is concerned I can form another.
5 years ago and while I was pregnant at 34w I was diagnosed w/ a major DVT (aka blood clot), which only by the miracles of God did not result in a stroke, pulmonary embolism or worse. The DVT, they told me, was the largest they'd ever seen on a pregnant woman and it stretched the entire distance of my iliac/femoral vein from my high-groin to my knee. I went to the doc because my left leg had swelled up 5 inches bigger than my right leg and was bright red. .
People who have the Factor V Leiden mutation are at somewhat higher than average risk for a type of clot that forms in veins, such as the deep veins of the legs (deep venous thrombosis), or a clot that travels through the bloodstream and lodges in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). However, most people with the Factor V Leiden mutation never develop abnormal blood clots.
I've had pulmonary embolism before I was pregnant. I had 3 clots in one lung and two in the other. It was quite painful and I was treated with warfarin/coumadin pills and eventually the clots dissolved. Warfarin is NOT to be taken when pregnant because it will effect the baby so Lovenox/ heparin shots are often prescribed seeing as it is faster acting and won't reach the baby.
Just curious if anyone else has this blood disorder. I had a pulmonary embolism in 1997 and shortly after I was diagnosed w/ Factor V (Clotting disorder). Well I am 6+ wks preg and I have been on 1 shot of 40mg Lovenox per day. I just switched ob's and she is sending me to a high risk perinatologist. She spoke with him today and he wants me to take 2 shots of 40 mg lovenox per day. Just curious if anyone else has this and how you are treating it during preg.
I've had two miscarriages, both early on, and I was suppose to start taking Lovenox when they detected the heartbeat last time, but I miscarried that very same day, so I never had a chance to. Next time, I tink I'll ask my doc if I can start Lovenox right away. So were you just taking baby aspirin while pregnant?
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