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    Ashdavis posted:
    Hello I was wanting to know what I can do for my husband who has back pain from a blood clot in his left lung? He has factor five leiden an had a blood clot in his left lung last year and now suffers from back pain while trying to go to sleep at night.
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    davedsel responded:
    Hello.

    I am sorry your husband is going through this. I had a PE in 1997 after having a DVT in my left leg and was fortunate that it eventually was absorbed by my body. They surgically implanted a greenfield filter right after the lung scan confirmed the presence of the PE in my left lung and I am thankful to report that I have had none since then.

    We are a support group comprised of mostly lay people who have more experience with chronic pain of many types than we would like. There are some Health Experts who do occasionally reply to posts. However, it is against the rules in all WebMD communities to provide any type of diagnosis or medical advice.

    The best advice we can give is to discuss this with your husband's doctor. An appointment for evaluation and treatment may be a good idea give the symptoms. The back pain may not even be related to the PE, so a referral to a spinal specialist and an MRI may be warranted.

    I pray your husband finds answers and relief soon.
    Click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave


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