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Woman suffered pulmonary embolism from overdosing on emergency contraception pills

Woman suffered pulmonary embolism from overdosing on emergency contraception pills

Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 16:43 GMT+7
Woman suffered pulmonary embolism from overdosing on emergency contraception pills
These supplied photos display a CT scan showing the patient’s lungs with acute pulmonary embolism.

Doctors from 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi reported on Tuesday that they had successfully saved a woman suffering a pulmonary embolism from taking 12-15 morning-after pills per month for a decade.

The 34-year-old patient was first admitted to a local hospital for emergency treatment due to chest pain and shortness of breath.

As her condition deteriorated, the patient was transferred to 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi in a conscious state, with difficulty breathing, requiring oxygen therapy, jugular vein distention, and an enlarged liver.

She had consumed 12-15 emergency contraceptive pills per month for the past 10 years, according to the patient's medical history.

Pham Quang Trinh, a doctor at the intensive care unit of 108 Military Central Hospital, diagnosed the patient with acute pulmonary embolism due to the abuse of emergency contraceptives.

“The patient was treated at the cardiopulmonary resuscitation department using an anticoagulation and respiratory support regimen," Trinh said.

“After a week, the patient had no trouble breathing, her condition was stable, and she was discharged from the hospital."

He also stated that pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot becomes lodged in a lung artery, obstructing blood flow to a part of the lungs.

This blockage obstructs oxygen exchange.

The clinical changes will vary depending on whether the clot is small or large, and the number of blood vessels blocked, with the most severe being fatal.

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Doctors from 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi reported on Tuesday that they had successfully saved a woman suffering a pulmonary embolism from taking 12-15 morning-after pills per month for a decade.

The 34-year-old patient was first admitted to a local hospital for emergency treatment due to chest pain and shortness of breath.

As her condition deteriorated, the patient was transferred to 108 Military Central Hospital in Hanoi in a conscious state, with difficulty breathing, requiring oxygen therapy, jugular vein distention, and an enlarged liver.

She had consumed 12-15 emergency contraceptive pills per month for the past 10 years, according to the patient's medical history.

Pham Quang Trinh, a doctor at the intensive care unit of 108 Military Central Hospital, diagnosed the patient with acute pulmonary embolism due to the abuse of emergency contraceptives.

“The patient was treated at the cardiopulmonary resuscitation department using an anticoagulation and respiratory support regimen," Trinh said.

“After a week, the patient had no trouble breathing, her condition was stable, and she was discharged from the hospital."

He also stated that pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot becomes lodged in a lung artery, obstructing blood flow to a part of the lungs.

This blockage obstructs oxygen exchange.

The clinical changes will vary depending on whether the clot is small or large, and the number of blood vessels blocked, with the most severe being fatal.

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Linh To - Duong Lieu / Tuoi Tre News

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