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A 21-year-old male asked:

sharp pain in lung, shoulder cramp on the same side, light headed. what are the chances of a blood clot in the lung? grandma had one years ago.

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: The most common symptoms seen with pulmonary embolism (lung blood clot) are shortness of breath, cough, some chest pain, sometimes coughing up of blood, elevated temperature above 100.4, and sometimes swelling and pain in one of the lower legs. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms, go to the ER immediately for workup. You are very young to have this, but it can happen, albeit rarely.

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Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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