What are the symptoms of pulmonary embolism?
The most common symptoms of pulmonary embolism are:
- Sudden shortness of breath.
- Sudden, sharp chest pain that's worse when you cough or take a deep breath.
- A cough that brings up blood or pink, foamy mucus.
Pulmonary embolism can also cause more general symptoms. For example, you may:
- Feel anxious or on edge.
- Sweat a lot.
- Feel lightheaded or faint.
- Breathe fast.
- Have a fast heart rate or palpitations.
Signs of shock may be another symptom.
If you have symptoms like these, you need to see a doctor right away, especially if they're sudden and severe. Quick treatment could save your life or reduce the risk of future problems.