An embolism is a blocked artery triggered by a foreign body, such as an embolism or an air bubble. 2 of the most major problems triggered by an embolism are: stroke, where the blood supply to the brain is removed; lung embolism, where a foreign body blocks the artery that brings blood from the heart to the lungs. The symptoms of an embolism depend on the certain type of embolism involved. , if you have a pulmonary embolism you'll have a sharp or stabbing chest pain that begins unexpectedly or comes on gradually. Deep capillary apoplexy is an embolism in the deep capillaries of your leg. It's one of the primary sources of pulmonary embolisms. DVT occasionally does not cause any symptoms. Symptoms can consist of: pain, swelling and tenderness in one of your legs; a hefty ache in the affected area; warm skin in the area of the clot; red skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee. Get instant clinical assistance if you have pain, swelling and inflammation in your leg and you develop shortness of breath and upper body pain. You might have a DVT that's become a pulmonary embolism. Scuba divers should constantly be very carefully kept track of by their colleagues and supervisors so any air or gas embolism can be determined and treated immediately. Read about the indication of an air embolism. A foreign body is any object or substance which should not be in your blood. Foreign bodies that cause embolisms are called emboli, a single emboli is called an embolus.
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