What is the pulmonary embolism recovery time?

Depends. While you can recover physically from a mild pe in a few days or weeks, it is recommended that you take a blood thinner for 6 months, and if this is a recurrent pe, you may need blood thinner lifelong.
Days to weeks. Depends on underlying health and extent of embolism, size of clot ...Etc.

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Could you get a pulmonary embolism 2 times?

Yes. In fact, some research suggests that pulmonary embolisms (small clots to the lung) may occur routinely after surgeries and in other situations but be small enough that symptoms are never felt. Because large pulmonary embolisms can be dangerous, testing is usually indicated to determine if there is a predisposition to form clots and if recurrent clots form, prolonged anticoagulation is indicated. Read more...
Absolutely. Especially if you have the same risk factors, be it inherited, immobility, birth control pills, smoking etc. If you get it a second time, you should take blood thinners for life. Read more...

Is it likely to get a pulmonary embolism 2 times?

Depends. If the cause is a onetime event such as surgery, or oral contraceptives .The chance for recurrence diminishes when the offending agent is removed. The risk for recurrent pulmonary embolism is increased. However if you have atrial fib, chronic venous disease of the legs, cancer or a genetic predisposition to clot. Also patients who have idiopathic events have increased recurrence. Read more...
Yes. Yes, if you have a genetic predisposition, cancer, autoimmune disease such as lupus, or if you smoke or take birth control pills, to name a few risk factors. If it happens, you should take blood-thinners for life. Read more...

How much time does an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism last?

Can't tell. If you mean surgery to open up the chest and remove the clots from the arteries, then hours. This is a big procedure. You should be discussing this with the Thoracic Surgeon who is going to do the procedure. Read more...

For what length of time are you supposed to be on blood thinners after a pulmonary embolism?

PE. Generally we give antithrombotics for at least 6 weeks post pulmonary embolus but we tailor this to the patient and their circumstances so it could be lots longer but unlikely to be shorter. Read more...

On 8-5-2012, I was diagnosed with Bilateral PE (pulmonary embolism). I was on medicine till January at which time I ran out. I can't afford to see a doctor. Is it ok?

No. You need to wear medical support stockings right away to prevent more deep vein thrombosis which can cause pe and need your blood thinners until your octor says to stop. Please ask friends or relatives to help or a charity / medicaid hospital ... Please. Read more...
No. Pulmonary emboli at age 34 should not be left alone. The cause should be determined by diagnostic testing and treated. This can be serious and even fatal. Read more...
See a doctor. Pulmonary embolism is a very serious and the blood thinner that was prescribed helps prevent recurrence. Stopping the blood thinner early increases the risk of recurrence. As dr morrison pointed out there is many charities and assistance programs that will pay for meds or care for patients who are struggling financially so dont let be a barrier. Please follow up. Good luck! Read more...
Please don't do that. I couldn't agree more with the other doctors who have responded. Please don't sit on this. There is financial assistance that is available. You have had a very serious medical problem that requires close attention. I can't emphasize enough to you the importance of your getting follow-up care. Read more...

I am really scared of a pulmonary embolism. How strong would the chest pain be? Huge pain? How long till you die if one shows up? Enough time to call er?

Pulmonary embolism. Patients with a pulmonary emoblism (pe) do not get chest pain. If it is not fatal, patients with pe's have shortness of breath. Most people do not die of pe's, if they are not large. That is not the case if they have a large pe. If the pe is large enough, death occurs quite quickly. A pe is diagnosed by a ct angiogram of the lungs. Why are you worried about a pe? Read more...

Aniexty feel out of breath all the time ; (scared of pulmonary embolism no pain can speak normally?

Examination. if you have not had your primary care physician evaluate your physical health for this problem do so. If it is no physical s/he can refer you to a mental health professional. Read more...