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ask: What are the risks associated with pregnancy after a previous pregnancy with Pulmonary Embolism?

By Anonymous

When I was 8 weeks, 4 days pregnant in 2008, I suffered from multiple, bi-lateral PE's. I spoke with a hematologist about the dangers associated and was given a preventative plan should pregnancy occur again. The MD did not advise for or against it. I want to be sure that if I were to conceive, it would not be fatal to me. Should pregnancy occur a preventative dose of Lovenox would be prescribed. I underwent extensive testing to determine the cause of the PE, and the only answer I received was pregnancy.

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hi,
I found an article for you that may give you more information and help you make a decision. "Pulmonary Embolism and Pregnancy"
http://www.thoracic.org/chapters/thoracic-society-chapters/ca/publicatio...
Pulmonary embolism can be fatal.
Maryann

October 3, 2011 - 4:07pm
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