How do you know if you have a blood clot in your lungs?
A blood clot in your lung usually starts out in a deep vein in your arm or leg, then breaks off and travels to your lung.
How can you tell if a blood clot is forming in your lung?
- Feel short of breath or have problems breathing.
- Get pain in your chest.
- Start to cough.
- Begin to sweat.
- Feel like you’re dizzy.
Can a blood clot cause chest pain?
Signs and symptoms of excessive blood clotting depend on where the clots form. A blood clot in the heart or lungs could include symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and upper body discomfort in the arms, back, neck, or jaw, suggesting a heart attack or pulmonary embolism (PE).
How do you get rid of a blood clot in your chest?
If you have chronic clots causing pulmonary hypertension, your healthcare provider can perform a surgical procedure called a pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE). PTE is used to remove clots from the larger blood vessels in the lungs.