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Terrified i might have a pulmonary embolism. help! what should i do?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

See doctor: You should be examined by doctor to determine cause of chest pain which can include ge reflux, costochondritis, pneumonia, pleuritis, to name a few. Your physician then will order the appropriate tests (chest xray, VQ scan, ct of chest or treat symptoms medically according to etiology.

Answered 1/12/2015

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Dr. Anthony Furnary answered

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Go to the hospital: Symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, "feeling of impending doom". If you do it is potentially life -threatening . Go to the hospital.

Answered 1/28/2017

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Dr. Daya Nadarajah answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Go to ER: You may need to get a ct scan or a blood test will help to decide if you need a ct scan.

Answered 11/10/2016

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Check with your doc: Asap. Probably normal, but make sure. Better to be safe.

Answered 2/10/2013

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