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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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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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Vaccine safety: While you can't prevent an adverse reaction to a vaccine, they are very rare. Educate yourself about the vaccines and ask your baby's doctors any questions or concerns. Some babies wil have fussiness, low grade fever or soreness after receiving routine immunizations. If your baby has a high fever or extreme irritability after a vaccine visit, call to discuss with your pediatrician.
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