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A 25-year-old female asked:

3 wkspostpartum, shortness of breath, difficulty projecting voice, feeling of tightness had chest x-ray and ct scan, no pe. possibilities? anxiety?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Workup.: Excellent you had workup you did. Yes, this could be anxiety. The postpartum period can be quite stressful. See if you can get some support and take care of you!
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 34 years experience
Not to be alarmist, but it is worth considering peripartum cardiomyopathy. This relatively rare condition causes weakening of the heart muscle around the time of delivery, and may result in shortness of breath. Ask your doctor. An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) would give the answer.
Oct 25, 2015

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