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Is the pain associated with pulmonary embolism a pain that hurts more when you take breathes? Does it gradually get worse or can it come and go?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes, usually

Pleuritic pain is what doctors call it and it can indeed come with a pulmonary embolism, but could also be any type of chest pain, or no pain at all.
If you think you have a pulmonary embolism, get to the doctor or emergency room right away.

In brief: Yes, usually

Pleuritic pain is what doctors call it and it can indeed come with a pulmonary embolism, but could also be any type of chest pain, or no pain at all.
If you think you have a pulmonary embolism, get to the doctor or emergency room right away.
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