What is the best position to lay down in when you have a PE in your lung with back pain

  • 3

3 Answers

These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
What is PE in lung? Is it a tumor?
No, PE is Pulmonary embolism, lung artery being blocked by a blood clot.
Your body knows it the best. Try left side, right side, back, and belly position, whichever makes you feel better, it's the one for you.

Usually, side sleep is recommended to people with PE.

I think the position is not important. Take the one in which you feel comfortable. The most important thing is keep still, for 2 reasons:

1) Reduce body oxygen consumption;

2)the blood clot leading to Pulmonary embolism may come from the veins in lower limb, exercise may cause another embolism in lung.