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My husband was discharged from hospital on Monday. He was admitted because of pulmonary embolism in both lungs. This evening he had pain on the left side of his chest which has eased up, as well as pain in his abdominal area and had extreme chills. He was put on rivaroxaban 15mg oral tablet twice a day. He is not running a temp of 101.3.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?

Was running a low-grade temp in the hospital. He does not currently have shortness of breath.

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He needs an evaluation by a doctor. Temperature of 101.3, extreme chills, chest pain, abdominal pain warrant following;

1) Chest x-ray

2) EKG

3) Abdominal ultrasound

4) Blood counts

5) Metabolic panel.

Following should be ruled out;

a) Pneumonia

b) Pleurisy

c) Gall bladder or liver inflammation

4) Kidney infection.

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