Skip to comments.Report: S. Williams has pulmonary embolism (Serena Williams)
Posted on 03/02/2011 8:51:33 AM PST by nuconvert
NEW YORK Tennis star Serena Williams underwent "emergency treatment" Monday, days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her lungs, People magazine reported.
Spokeswoman Nicole Chabot told the magazine that Williams "underwent emergency treatment for a hematoma suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."
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This can be a life-threatening condition...
Yikes. Prayers for Serena.
Wow! Good Luck Ms Williams.
What could be "more critical" than a pulmonary embolism? Prayers up!..............
Being in great shape doesn’t mean you might not die....
Good thing they caught it
more critical situation?
The cause of the pulmonary embolism was a broken ankle three months earlier. During this time a small blood clot formed and moved slowly up the leg to the lung. There's usually no symptoms of this.
A pulmonary embolism is no fun. Folks, be aware that a broken bone in the limbs, shoulder and other spots can lead to a blood clot, even weeks or months later. The clot may move to the lungs, the brain or the heart with little or no warning. It can be a fast killer.
I spent a week in the hospital in a very weak state. In today's world you're discharged from a hospital 24 hours after your head is amputated, so you know that an embolism will really waste you when you're in there for a week.
I wish Serena all my best along with a speedy recovery.
I had a blood clot in my abdomen that almost killed me. The pain from that damned thing was excruciating. A week in the Hospital being scanned and poked like a porcupine and I was back to normal.
I hope and pray Serena recovers OK.
My wife nearly died last year from a pulmonary embolism.
This is always a serious situation. Thank God you came through it.
I went in for a routine doctor visit, told him about the terrible ache in my leg, and BAM was in the hospital with a DVT.
The culprit is a hereditary condition called Factor V Leiden, a kind-of reverse hemophilia. I have a mild form so the treatment is an aspirin a day.
I really hope Serena comes through this ok and there was a reason for it — excessive sitting like on a plane, etc.
“What could be “more critical” than a pulmonary embolism?”
I had a pulmonary embolism about 10 years ago. I recovered in a rather short time after experiencing a reasonable level of pain for 2 to 3 days. A severe embolism can be fatal. The treatment options are limited for severe embolisms that threaten lung function. I was put on blood thinner. I do not believe that the blood thinner breaks up the clot. I think that blood thinner makes future clots less likely. I have been on blood thinner for 10 years due to a genetic mutation that can lead to clots.
Anything that can cause serious muscle bruising and hard blows can also cause blood clots. My buddy fell off a 1st floor roof and developed clots. Not fund being on blood thinners and seriously changing your diet for 6 months.
I think she might have roided in the past but I still pray for her. Two girls from f'ing Compton, not pregnant, well spoken and nice.
Mine was hereditary, too. I was 39 when it happened - I never knew I even had it until it happened. Now I’m on Warfarin for the rest of my life.
“What could be “more critical” than a pulmonary embolism?”
Yeah, I didn’t understand that either. Ankle surgery isn’t more critical than pulmonary embolism. But, reporters aren’t known for their brains.
Cancer can cause PE due to secretion of pro-coagulants.
That certainly fits the diagnosis & report.
FYI, Serena recently (couple of months ago) had a serious foot injury (a laceration I believe) that prevented her from playing in the Australian Open.
A clarification: the foot injury was last summer.
“Well spoken and nice”?? Guess you must have missed Serena’s filthy and hateful and lengthy outburst, (at a recent US Open women’s match I believe the venue was), directed at a lines person. She once was my favorite player but there is no excuse for that sort of thug behavior.
You're right, she pretty much went ghetto on the poor judge. I think that there is a feeling (I believe to be true) that the judges are not quite as "fair" to Serena and Venus as other female tennis players on the pro tour. The entire reason for the shot spot was because she really was robbed in the 2004 U.S. Open quarterfinals against Jennifer Capriati. That match was one terrible call after another at crucial moments. The US Open officials even apologized to her after and that's the main reason that electronic replay is now in place.
the Williams never got into the USTA junior program and stated flatly that he didn't want his girls acting like the spoiled brats he saw in some of those tournaments. So basically he was on his own with two girls from Compton.
The French Open was another one where the crowd got behind Henin and she cheated by holding up her hand then denying it. That got into Serena's head and the crowd helped to dismantle her.
I don't know either one, I've seen Serena play and she's a beast. Because of the Williams sister we will never have a soft doughy grand slam female champion. The women that win may be feminine but they won't be soft. they changed women's tennis, which says a lot for two chicks from da'hood.
She is almost unrecognizable in that pic - makes me wonder whether she’s spending her time off getting an extreme makeover, which would also make her more likely to get a clot.
I think it’s all hair & makeup. Look at the other photos of her at the link. Aside from hair & makeup, she pretty much looks the same.
As a note, I have factor II and V, and after a provoked blood clot, caused by accident, I was on thinner briefly. A doctor gave me a second opinion, after the first one told me I needed to be on warfarin for life. This doctor is at a large Philadelphia hospital, and told me there is no data to show I need thinner for life after my kind of clot.
What kind did you have?
I am not sure what type of clot that I had. I have been diagnosed with the milder form of Prothombin Mutation.