A 36-year-old member asked:
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can i die from blood clot in lung if i ignore it?

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Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
YES: Pulmonary embolus is a medical emergency. If you have been told you are at higher risk for blood clots, and you feel the pe symptoms (increase in heart rate, breathing rapidly/shortness of breath, chest pain that hurts more with breathing, your finger tips become blue) go to an er asap. To prevent blood clots, walk regularly and consult a physician to assess if you need meds.
Answered on Jun 7, 2015
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Absolutely: Blood clots to the lungs are often fatal especially when ignored.
Answered on Feb 14, 2012
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly...: Blood clots in the lung can be life-threatening depending on the size and location of the clot. Patients can also get small, asymptomatic and non-life-threatening clots as well. If symptoms like shortness of breath and/or chest pain occur, it is imperative that the person seek evaluation by a doctor, usually in the er so diagnosis and treatment can be given so death hopefully does not occur.
Answered on Mar 8, 2014
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