A 29-year-old female asked:

I read anticoagulants do not help dissolve already formed pulmonary embolism. then, how long does it take for the body to naturally get rid of it?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Varies from weeks=: months- years and sometimes never. Most are absorsorbed over time by the body's immune system-no guanantees. I suggest periodic scanning to determine location and size.
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