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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can lupus ( i have lupus)cause acute sudden shortnesss of breath?i have no chest pain, no cough, not coughing anything up, just slight shortness of breath like i need to yawn to feel better-clear echo

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Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It can: Usually will be some chest pain with it. Any fever, chills ?
Dr. Christine Meyer
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Important: Sudden onset shortness of breath could indicate a blood clot in the lungs. You should get immediate attention.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes and yes: Sudden onset? Could be blood clot in the lung? Or something else? Check with your lung doc right away or do you need the er?

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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