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Could my wheezing be from a pulmonary embolism. help?

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Dr. Anthony Furnary answered

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Not likely: Pulmonary embolism causes chest pain, shortness of breath from loss of oxygen and a feeling of "impending doom". It usually comes on suddenly and is not gradual. Wheeezing is more likely due to asthma, bronchitis, allergies, etc.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Yes: Check with your doc asap embolism can be life threatening.

Answered 2/10/2013

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