What Are the Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism?

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Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs, the blood vessels carrying blood from the heart to the lungs. This blockage may cause serious problems, like damage of lung, low levels of oxygen and even death. If you have the following symptoms, you may have a pulmonary embolism.
  • Pain of chest, which may get worse with a deep breath
  • Sudden short breath or rapid breathing
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Sudden cough
  • Coughing with blood
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Anxiety
Pulmonary embolism may not always cause symptoms. Call your doctor if you notice some of the symptoms. Keywords: symptoms of pulmonary embolism; signs of pulmonary embolism.
I’ve had PE’s before and I’m getting very dizzy and my ears burn when I get up to walk! Would that mean my PE’s are coming back?
I do not think so. These symptoms can hardly be explained by PE. To check for the status of your PE, you can have another CT angiography examination.