Pulmonary embolism

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What is pulmonary embolism?

Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism). It could be a result of deep vein thrombosis or another condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with pulmonary embolism

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for pulmonary embolism

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Compare treatments taken by people with pulmonary embolism

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Who has pulmonary embolism on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 112 say pulmonary embolism is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 24
30s 77
40s 180
50s 207
60s 158
70+ 78

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 157
Female 571

These charts show data from pulmonary embolism patients who have completed their condition history
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