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Modesto, CA
A 22-year-old female asked:

wakening up at night coughing can't beath now feet are swollen ?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Doctor ASAP: If you're having a sudden change in your breathing - 911 to the hospital immediately. If the breathing problems have been gradual over days to weeks, especially if it's worse when lying down and you notice your feet swollen, we worry about the heart having trouble pumping (and fluid is backing up in the lungs and the rest of your body). Time to see your doctor asap to get examined.
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 22 years experience
Heart doc: Do you see a heart doctor? If not then have you seen your primary doctor about it. Sounds like you may have congestive heart failure. It needs to be treated immediately.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2014

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