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could pulmonary embolism 'go away'?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes....: A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the blood vessels in the lung. Symptoms range from no symptoms to death, depending in the size and location of the blood clot. Once the blood clot is no longer increasing in size, the body's own system will "heal" the clot by reabsorbing it. Blood thinners allow this to happen, by making it impossible for the blood clot to continue to increase in size.
Answered on Feb 13, 2020
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