Pulmonary Embolism (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a blood clot in the leg. These symptoms may include:
Blood clots in the deep veins of the leg are the most common cause of pulmonary embolism. For more information on these types of blood clots, see the topic Deep Vein Thrombosis.
If you think you may have pulmonary embolism, call your doctor or go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. Watchful waiting is not appropriate for pulmonary embolism.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose pulmonary embolism include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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