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Elderly female with no feeling in legs, hands and feet, dizziness and shortness of breath, is there any diagnosis for this? has had pain behind one ear, on going. some swelling of the feet, better with elevation. also has a cough that comes with blood and

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Your : Your constellation of symptoms are very concerning. You really need to see your physicain soon for a thorough evaluation and testing. Some of your symptoms are suggestive of heart failure. Please don't delay getting checked out, it could be dangerous. Best wishes.
Dr. Dale Vancil
Podiatry 37 years experience
See doctor: The fact that you're coughing up blood, should be very concerning. See your general provider or internist immediately. Do not ignore this. Your shortness of breath, may be a sign of a mechanical or electrical problem with your heart. See your doctor immediately.

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