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Convincing myself i have a pulmonary embolism

Ann8199

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So as of about a week ago i started getting pain in my lower leg. it was a weird kind of pain it felt like it was like deep inside of my leg and it would come and go for about 5 days. At that point i had already started to believe i had a blood clot in my leg but yesterday it went away and i forgot it. then today i started to get a cough that ive had for about an hour now and i cant stop thinking about it and googling symptoms. Is there a possibility i could be having a pulmonary embolism ??
 

Ms.Honey

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My boss had a blood clot in her leg, and it was really painful, hot, swollen and she could barely walk.

I constantly think I’m having this too, but it isn’t.
 

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Even a doctor wouldn't be able to say 100% without a doubt that you're not experiencing a blood clot. At least not without testing. So I'm going to say yes, it's possible. HOWEVER, what are the chances? Very slim, in my opinion. Have you been hospitalized recently, had a major surgery, are you overweight, have you flown a long distance lately? If not, the chances are likely very close to zero.
 

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So as of about a week ago i started getting pain in my lower leg. it was a weird kind of pain it felt like it was like deep inside of my leg and it would come and go for about 5 days. At that point i had already started to believe i had a blood clot in my leg but yesterday it went away and i forgot it. then today i started to get a cough that ive had for about an hour now and i cant stop thinking about it and googling symptoms. Is there a possibility i could be having a pulmonary embolism ??
Coughing is a sign of anxiety. I get a dry cough when I over think. So last year when my health anxiety began I went to urgent Care with really odd health anxiety thoughts. Doctor said I spend all day telling people it's anxiety not real issues. His words were I had a 20 year old in here thinking she was having a pulmonary embolism based on her Google symptoms. He said if it was a male 65 year old smoker I may have looked into it but besides that Google has kept urgent care thriving. I have rid myself of Google although it's hard. You too will get past this
 

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I have had a blood clot in my leg. It swelled and got very warm to the touch and it was painful and I could barely walk. Now I am not saying that is how everyone will present-- that was how things happened to me.
There is a test that can be done called d-dimer or there is an ultra sound --dopplar that can test the leg.

The ache in the leg can be muscle trigger points and come as a result of posture, walking, exercise and even anxiety and stress.
 
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