The short, uncomplicated answer is recovery is different for everyone. The extent of the damage to your body and other organs, underlying health issues, additional diagnosis and potential or discovered clotting disorders can all factor in to answer how long does it take to recover from a PE?The longer, but still less complicated answer to how long does it take to recover from a PE depends on how your body heals.
Most individuals that I have talked to about recovery from a pulmonary embolism want to know, how long they can expect to be healing.
As the blood thins (for example when on a blood thinner) and travels throughout the veins, it actually hits the clot and can eventually break away enough to flow by it in some cases.
The body can also accommodate for the damaged area by creating scar tissue and rerouting blood flow through or around the clot.
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