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What will cause a pulmonary embolism besides surgery?

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Dr. George Ciechanowski
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree

In brief: Immobility

Prolonged immobility i.
e. Air travel or other can cause thrombosis and then embolization to the lungs.

In brief: Immobility

Prolonged immobility i.
e. Air travel or other can cause thrombosis and then embolization to the lungs.
Dr. George Ciechanowski
Dr. George Ciechanowski
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pulmonary embolism

Has also be associated with extended travel (sitting in a car, airplane, train, etc), hospitalization or prolonged bed rest, smoking, birth control pills, cancer, pregnancy, genetic predisposition most commonly factor v leiden deficiency, protein c or protein s deficiencies and Antithrombin iii deficiency.

In brief: Pulmonary embolism

Has also be associated with extended travel (sitting in a car, airplane, train, etc), hospitalization or prolonged bed rest, smoking, birth control pills, cancer, pregnancy, genetic predisposition most commonly factor v leiden deficiency, protein c or protein s deficiencies and Antithrombin iii deficiency.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many other things

Genetic predisposition, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, cancer, smoking, birth-control pills to name a few.

In brief: Many other things

Genetic predisposition, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, cancer, smoking, birth-control pills to name a few.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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