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Old 03-03-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Serena Williams has pulmonary embolism and 'unexpected scare'

Tennis star Serena Williams is recuperating at home after suffering an embolism and an additional 'unexpected scare' with a hematoma, according to a spokeswoman. Williams says, 'This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.'

Pulmonary embolism: Serena Williams has embolism, 'unexpected scare' - chicagotribune.com
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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Serena Williams has pulmonary embolism and 'unexpected scare'

Tennis star Serena Williams is recuperating at home after suffering an embolism and an additional 'unexpected scare' with a hematoma, according to a spokeswoman. Williams says, 'This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.'

Pulmonary embolism: Serena Williams has embolism, 'unexpected scare' - chicagotribune.com
People have blood clots all the time all over their bodies. Most of the time they are "cleaned up" with no problem and the person is never the wiser. It's when the clot is large and gets caught in a vital organ that you start to have real problems.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Serena Williams has pulmonary embolism and 'unexpected scare'

Tennis star Serena Williams is recuperating at home after suffering an embolism and an additional 'unexpected scare' with a hematoma, according to a spokeswoman. Williams says, 'This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.'

Pulmonary embolism: Serena Williams has embolism, 'unexpected scare' - chicagotribune.com

News, Blood Clots Can Happen To Anyone- misleading to say the least.

Many blood clots that make their way the the lungs originate in the veins in the legs.

Blood clots in the legs are more common

after a period of immobilisation- ie bed rest due to a medical illness
in elderly people
history of previous clots
with thrombophylias
cancer
smoking and oral contraceptives
surgery below the waist

If you read the article she had 2 lots of surgery for a foot injury.
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