Re: did something stupid and scared myself...need help
They thought I had a PE just a couple of weeks back. My symptoms were related to my heart in the end, but I had severe chest pain and difficulty breathing was an understatement. I also kept collapsing completely.
PE is something that is more a risk factor in pregnancy, but the risk is still very low... They have to do tests if they suspect it. Chest x-rays they can protect the baby from...but they also did a VQ perfusion scan which does carry a small risk to the baby as it involves the use of radioactive isotopes.
I would presume if you have had the symptoms a week then the chances of it being a PE are slim, but as a PE is very dangerous indeed - as you obviously read, then you have to run the symptoms past your doctor asap.
I hope you feel better soon.
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