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  • NEED Help!

    I know that probably none of you have had a pulmonary embolism. But I know quite a few of you are on blood thinners.

    When I was discharged yesterday I asked the doc about coughing up blood and things like that. He said it was normal. When I was last on coumadin I never coughed up blood.

    This is the third day in a row I have coughed up blood and my chest feels really congested. Is this something I should be worried about. They only thing they told me to look out for was chest pain, sob, and fatigue. Hello! I have HCM. I didn't know I had a clot until the ER becuase the symptoms were almost exactly the same except for diaphoresis.

    What should I do!

    Mary S.

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    Re: NEED Help!


    this says that you have to evaluate how much blood and what kind of blood.

    i would page that doctor and discuss the blood, especially since it has been going on for several days.

    be sure to talk to someone about it today. i know how crappy your ER is, so I'm hoping you don't have to go.

    let us know!!!



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      Re: NEED Help!

      Mary - call the doctor and explain - -how much blood - the tone of the color and let him be the guide.

      Take care of yourself! - again not a request...its an order!

      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


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