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How long can a blod clot in the lung go undetected, and how would you know?
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Forever
If the clot is small and peripheral, if may not be detected.
That's because they are asymptomatic. Studies show that people have these exact kinds of clots much more often than we are aware.

In brief: Forever
If the clot is small and peripheral, if may not be detected.
That's because they are asymptomatic. Studies show that people have these exact kinds of clots much more often than we are aware.
Dr. Michael Sanders
Dr. Michael Sanders
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Shortness of breath
A small blood clot in the lung, usually an embolus, in an otherwise healthy person my go undetected and not cause any symptoms.
Most emboli cause chest pain, difficulty in breathing, cough with bloody sputum to sudden death.

In brief: Shortness of breath
A small blood clot in the lung, usually an embolus, in an otherwise healthy person my go undetected and not cause any symptoms.
Most emboli cause chest pain, difficulty in breathing, cough with bloody sputum to sudden death.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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