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A 22-year-old female asked:

I am 22 years old i dont smoke or take any medication and i dont have covid. i randomly get hot flashes my chest feels heavy and its feels like i am choking and its hard to breath and i get tried a lot?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Looks like you need a good clinical exam. Pl see your MD
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
These symptoms need to be evaluated. Start with your family doctor and discuss these symptoms with them. You need to be examined and have your vital signs taken-it would be helpful if you could be examined during a “hot flash”. You will need further testing-blood, urine, EKG, etc. You may need to see a specialist, depending on the initial test results. Definitely see your doctor ASAP! Good luck!
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Sep 8, 2021

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