What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary
Major Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE)
include unexplained shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain,
coughing, or coughing up blood. An
(a rapid or irregular heartbeat) also may indicate PE.
In some cases, the only signs and symptoms are
vein thrombosis (DVT). These include swelling of the leg or along the vein
in the leg, pain or tenderness in the leg, a feeling of increased warmth in the
area of the leg that's swollen or tender, and red or discolored skin on the
affected leg. See your doctor at once if you have any symptoms of PE or DVT.
It's possible to have a PE and not have any signs or
symptoms of PE or DVT.
Other Signs and Symptoms
Sometimes people who have PE experience feelings of
anxiety or dread, lightheadedness or fainting, rapid breathing, sweating, or an
increased heart rate.