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How much does a pulmonary embolus hurt?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
7 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Small emboli may cause no symptoms, but larger ones almost always cause significant distress from shortness of breath.
Pleurisy is very common and very uncomfortable.

In brief: Varies

Small emboli may cause no symptoms, but larger ones almost always cause significant distress from shortness of breath.
Pleurisy is very common and very uncomfortable.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonary embolus

The pain caused by a pulmonary embolus varies.
A pulmonary embolus can cause sudden onset, severe, sharp chest pain or the pain can be non-existant. The amount of pain depends on several factors including the area of the lung that is affected.

In brief: Pulmonary embolus

The pain caused by a pulmonary embolus varies.
A pulmonary embolus can cause sudden onset, severe, sharp chest pain or the pain can be non-existant. The amount of pain depends on several factors including the area of the lung that is affected.
Dr. Thomas Stern
Dr. Thomas Stern
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