I recently found out I have a pulmonary embolism and was put on Coumadin. Since I started taking it, I've noticed little freckle-like red dots in various places. They don't hurt, they aren't bumpy, and they usually fade away within 2-4 days. I'm just wondering what they are, and if they are even related to coumadin, since that's the only thing that has changed recently in my lifestyle.Thanks!
They could be petechiae. Have you had your protimes done when you should? Are you sticking to the diet they recommended when you started Coumadin? Certain foods can affect your protime/INR. Your INR should be in therapeutic range. Only a protime can tell whether it is. Report these to your doctor. Petechiae can be an indication of platelet dysfunction or coagulopathy. Call ASAP. He may want to do some blood work soon.
I'm a medical technologist who works in a clinical lab. Although I've specialized in microbiology I have been trained in all lab areas. You don't want to mess around with coagulopathy. Do call.
My husband drs.said he might have either scar tissue are clot in his lung.Does scar tissue make him cough? He is SOB when walking a short distance.Has been like this for over a year.Diabetic also.Goes for a lung scan next week.If it were a clot wouldnt it of gotten worse within a year?
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