Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
Symptoms » Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism: Introduction

Pulmonary embolism: The occurrence of an embolism which blocks blood vessels in the lungs. See detailed information below for a list of 28 causes of Pulmonary embolism, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

» Review Causes of Pulmonary embolism: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Causes of Pulmonary embolism:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pulmonary embolism. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

» Review Causes of Pulmonary embolism: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Home Diagnostic Testing and Pulmonary embolism

Home medical tests possibly related to Pulmonary embolism:

Causes of Types of Pulmonary embolism:

Review causes of more specific types of Pulmonary embolism:

Pulmonary embolism: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pulmonary embolism, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Pulmonary embolism Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Pulmonary embolism may include:

Review further information on Pulmonary embolism Treatments.

Stories from Users for Pulmonary embolism

Real-life user stories relating to Pulmonary embolism:

Pulmonary embolism: Animations

Pulmonary embolism: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Pulmonary embolism may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pulmonary embolism

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Pulmonary embolism:

Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary embolism

Unnecessary hysterectomies due to undiagnosed bleeding disorder in women: The bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand's disease is quite common more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung more »

Pulmonary embolism: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Pulmonary embolism

Research extensive quality ratings and patient safety measures for hospitals, clinics and medical facilities in health specialties related to Pulmonary embolism:

Pulmonary embolism: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Pulmonary embolism: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Pulmonary embolism listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Pulmonary embolism as a symptom include:

Definitions of Pulmonary embolism:

Embolism in the pulmonary artery or one of its branches.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Pulmonary embolism

The list below shows some of the causes of Pulmonary embolism mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pulmonary embolism?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pulmonary embolism. Of the 28 causes of Pulmonary embolism that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 27 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pulmonary embolism:

The following list of conditions have 'Pulmonary embolism' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Pulmonary embolism or choose View All.

View All A B C D E F H I L M N P S T







Conditions listing medical complications: Pulmonary embolism:

The following list of medical conditions have Pulmonary embolism or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.









Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Causes of Pulmonary embolism Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pulmonary embolism based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Pulmonary embolism:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Pulmonary embolism:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pulmonary embolism:

    Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pulmonary embolism:

    Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Injury, Leg vein blood clot, Pelvic vein blood clot, Surgery, Leg injury, Childbirth (874 causes), Bone fractures (149 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pulmonary embolism

    Medical research papers related to Pulmonary embolism include:

    Research More Evidence-Based Medicine at

    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Pulmonary embolism:

    More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise