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A 32-year-old female asked:

When will i get my perfect lungs back after a pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: The goal should not be perfect.I do not think anyone can answer that-depends on what damage was done by the PE.Some tissue can heal and there may also be scarring as well as how large area was damaged.The goal now is to make sure does not happen again and make sure no further damage.Maintain a good weight,no smoking,good diet and exercise.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you get a pulmonary embolism from getting shot by a bullet?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Unusual: Bulled emboli have been reported. Enters a major vein and ends up in the lung. Very lucky not to die! and after gunshot trauma and operation, and hospitalization, and bed rest etc., peripheral blood clots DVT can occur and embolize.
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Last updated Feb 9, 2019

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