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Could I have a pulmonary embolism as a result of deep vein thrombosis?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pulmonary embolism is the most serious consequence of a deep vein thrombosis but is an uncommon occurrence.

In brief: Yes

Pulmonary embolism is the most serious consequence of a deep vein thrombosis but is an uncommon occurrence.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Ted King
Absolutely. About 10% of people with deep vein thromboses end up with a pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

About 1 in 10 deep venous thromboses end up causing pulmonary emboli.
Although rare, they can be fatal. Unfortuately pulmonary emboli can be silent and cause no symptoms. Some symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and a fast pulse. If you have a DVT and any of these symptoms, you should go to an emergency room.

In brief: Yes

About 1 in 10 deep venous thromboses end up causing pulmonary emboli.
Although rare, they can be fatal. Unfortuately pulmonary emboli can be silent and cause no symptoms. Some symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and a fast pulse. If you have a DVT and any of these symptoms, you should go to an emergency room.
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