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Could breathing in dust lead to increased chances for a pulmonary embolism?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
This has no association with pe.

In brief: No
This has no association with pe.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Pulmonary embolisms are the result of blood clots that form somewhere in the body and travel to the lungs.
Inhaled dust does not affect this process.

In brief: No
Pulmonary embolisms are the result of blood clots that form somewhere in the body and travel to the lungs.
Inhaled dust does not affect this process.
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
But that may increase your chances of an asthma attack/uncontrolled asthma.

In brief: Not usually
But that may increase your chances of an asthma attack/uncontrolled asthma.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not an emboli
Pulmonary emboli is a clot in the venous system of the lungs.
This usually comes from a clot formed somewhere else in the body that has traveled to the lungs. Dust can cause acute reactions or chronic reactions to the lungs leading to short or chronic lung issues. This depends on the type of dust and the amount inhaled. Size particles and the duration of exposure.

In brief: Not an emboli
Pulmonary emboli is a clot in the venous system of the lungs.
This usually comes from a clot formed somewhere else in the body that has traveled to the lungs. Dust can cause acute reactions or chronic reactions to the lungs leading to short or chronic lung issues. This depends on the type of dust and the amount inhaled. Size particles and the duration of exposure.
Dr. William Galli
Dr. William Galli
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