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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ekg: Ekg should tell u if u have a fib.
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
EKG shows what?: Atrial fibrillation can certainly cause palpitations, shortness of breath, and even chest pain and heart injury, so it is good to diagnose. Ekg is usu ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
That EKG: The ekg should clearly show if you're having fib at the time. If you're only having it in bursts, but not when the ekg was taken, you may need a holte ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
Possibly: Did your symptoms appear suddenly, or have they been developing over time? There are a number of causes for these symptoms - heart failure, venous ins ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Too many possabiliti: Too many serious possibilities to ignore; get thee to an emergency room or doctor now!
Dr. Ted King
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Not likely a PE: The good news is that it isn't likely to be a pe. However, it certainly sounds as though you would be wise to get things checked out. There are lots ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leatrice Brooks
9 years experience Clinical Psychology
Counseling may help: If the symptoms are associated with anxiety, working with a mental health professional can help alleviate them. They can help you develop skills for m ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Common occurance: It is fairly common to experience shortness of breath and cough after you quit smoking. Sometimes, this can last 4-6 weeks. If it lasts longer then th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Go get checked: New onset of dyspnea or shortness of breath on exertion may be a sign something serious & needs to be evaluated.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
A suggestion: Do an ekg at the time that this happens. Also do a spirometry and pulse oximetry. Make sure these tests are performed when you are short of breath. Mo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Asthma possible: Asthma is a very common cause of intermittent shortness of breath although other causes e.G anemia, underlying heart disease etc can also be possible.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Stidham
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Asthma: Exercise induced asthma is more common than what gets diagnosed. Inhalers will often help. Other more serious conditions should be ruled out at a visi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience Endocrinology
Hypothyroid dyspnoea: Untreated or poorly corrected hypothyroid can create a variety of symptoms though dyspnea is not a common one once corrected no symptoms should persis ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Depends: If you are 19 years old and have no medical conditions and you are taking no medications there is very low likelihood of serious condition. If you ha ... Read More
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