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Pulmonary Embolism Risks

A pulmonary embolism is one of the potential injuries that a patient can sustain when he or she develops a blood clot. The blood clot may develop anywhere in the body and then travel to the main artery of the lung, where it becomes lodged. When the blood clot blocks the artery in the lung, it blocks blood flow and puts strain on the heart, which can lead to a collapse or even sudden death. Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have all been implicated in increasing the risk of blood clots in women taking one of these drugs, which also increases the risk of a pulmonary embolism.

An individual suffering from a pulmonary embolism may develop a number of identifying symptoms. She may suddenly have difficulty breathing, experience heart palpitations, or feel pain in the chest when she inhales. A fast heart rate and a need to breathe rapidly may also develop. If you experience any of these symptoms for more than a minute, seek emergency medical help right away. A pulmonary embolism could worsen if not treated immediately.

Young women in good health do not typically develop blood clots and severe health complications like a pulmonary embolism. If you have suffered from a pulmonary embolism and are taking an oral contraceptive such as Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, consider contacting a Yaz side-effects lawyer immediately. You may be experiencing the negative side-effects of the drug and the drug manufacturer may be responsible for your injuries and health complications.

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