Has anyone had thromboembolism? What was your experience?
How was yours diagnosed (what tests)? What symptoms came on?
Has anyone fully recovered?
I ask after taking myself to the E.R. from symptoms that started a week ago of throbbing pain in the veins of my legs, feet, toes, arms, hands, fingers, and a few veins of my chest. The E.R. Doctor refused to do a CT contrast scan of my lungs to rule out pulmonary embolism and only did ultrasounds after I insisted – both of which didn’t show anything (the legs and heart). He did take an EKG and had blood drawn. The EKG appeared normal which I knew it would. I have never had heart problems before.
Meanwhile it has felt like maybe a plaque or blood clot got loose and has been flowing through my body making weird throbbing sensations in all places of my extremities – even the bottom of my feet. I told the Doctor I want to get tests to rule out systemic thromboembolism. He responded saying there is no such thing (to my surprise). This is at a supposed leading hospital in my county.
Any thoughts from others are appreciated. Thanks!