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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a pulmonary embolism and what causes it?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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In brief: Blood clot in lung

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein elsewhere in the body, often a leg vein there are called deep venous thromboses or dvts).
Clots can form in the veins for a number of reasons, including trauma, immobility, and conditions that predispose you to form blood clots. If you are concerned about pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, see a doctor.

In brief: Blood clot in lung

A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein elsewhere in the body, often a leg vein there are called deep venous thromboses or dvts).
Clots can form in the veins for a number of reasons, including trauma, immobility, and conditions that predispose you to form blood clots. If you are concerned about pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, see a doctor.
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