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How lung does severe pain from a pulmonary embolus last?

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Pulmonary embolus

It depends.
Sometimes the pain lasts seconds or minutes. If the embolus causes a part of the lung to die it can last for months.

In brief: Pulmonary embolus

It depends.
Sometimes the pain lasts seconds or minutes. If the embolus causes a part of the lung to die it can last for months.
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Varies

Depending on the size of the area of the pleua affected, the size (if any) of the pleural effusion, and if there is blood (an irrititant) in the effusion the pain can last hours to years.

In brief: Varies

Depending on the size of the area of the pleua affected, the size (if any) of the pleural effusion, and if there is blood (an irrititant) in the effusion the pain can last hours to years.
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