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Q. What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?

Answered by
Dr. Rohit Jain
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 13, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hello doctor,

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.The common signs and symptoms of having a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) include:

  • Shortness of breath that appears suddenly and worsens with exertion.
  • Chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, cough, eat, bend or stoop.
  • Cough might be associated with bloody or blood-tinged sputum.
  • Other signs and symptoms that can occur with pulmonary embolism are:
    • Clammy or discolored skin (cyanosis).
    • Leg pain or swelling or both.
    • Excessive sweating.
    • Rapid or irregular heartbeat.
    • Lightheadedness or dizziness.

In case of any of these symptoms, consult a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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