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Could pulmonary emboli be caused by stress?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: No
Stress is not one of the causes of pulmonary embolism.
Most embolisms originate in the legs (90%) and some originate in the arms (10-15%). Main causes include immobility, oral contraceptives, hip/knee surgery, right heart dysfunction, cancer and inheritable/genetic abnormalities. Stress causes a lot of medical conditions but embolism is not one of them.

In brief: No
Stress is not one of the causes of pulmonary embolism.
Most embolisms originate in the legs (90%) and some originate in the arms (10-15%). Main causes include immobility, oral contraceptives, hip/knee surgery, right heart dysfunction, cancer and inheritable/genetic abnormalities. Stress causes a lot of medical conditions but embolism is not one of them.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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In brief: Very unlikely
Clots in pelvic or leg veins are the most likely causes.

In brief: Very unlikely
Clots in pelvic or leg veins are the most likely causes.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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