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What causes spotting, bloating, constipation and shortness of breath after a period? I took a home pregnancy test & it was negative. What is going on?

What causes spotting, bloating, constipation and shortness of breath after a period? I took a home pregnancy test & it was negative. What is going on?

May be unrelated: Your symptoms may be unrelalted to menstrual bleeding. If you are having excessive menstrual bleeding you may be anemic that may explain shortness of breath. If the symptoms recur at the next cycle you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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What cause dizzy, shortness of breath, heart pain, headache, and thirst lack of appetite? Constipation and bad periods?

What cause dizzy, shortness of breath, heart pain, headache, and thirst lack of appetite? Constipation and bad periods?

A lot going on: There's really too many symptoms there to try to address over the internet. No one disease can tie all all those things together. You really need a comprehensive evaluation that looks at your total health picture. That's would best be accomplished in a doctor's office with a person you know, trust, and like over the course of many visits. Please do consider this. ...Read more

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Aged 23 had a heavy drinking weekend and since then I have had no appetite, insomnia, headaches, constipation and shortness of breath. Please help?

Related 2 binge, no?: Your symptoms are most likely related to the binge you had, agreed? & what a binge it must've been! You say it was this past weekend? We're already to Hump Day! Whoaaa! Now, given the fact you're 23 I'm gonna guess that your reserves are fairly high &you've survived prior episodes like this so you'll get better. But, I think what you REALLY CAN USE is a plan NOT TO DO THIS again. Your thoughts? ...Read more

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Aged 23 had a heavy drinking weekend and since then I have had no appetite, insomnia, headaches, constipation and shortness of breath. Please help?

Binge drinking...: Heavy drinking poses a great risk of complications esp. Severe intoxication and death. In your case after the event this might be your body reaction or sort of a withdrawal effect. Symptoms might also be related to something else but it is not possible to determine without more info. One thought is if you are SOB you might be having lung infection or inflammation after alcohol binge. Go to ED for c/u. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, upset stomach, diarrhea and constipation, period came regular but almost no cramps, hCG test negative, coffee smell sickening now?

Shortness of breath, upset stomach, diarrhea and constipation, period came regular but almost no cramps, hCG test negative, coffee smell sickening now?

Time to see a doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a more detailed history, physical examination, and may be lab tests. Aversion to usual foods suggests liver inflammation. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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At 38 weeks I was 1 CM dilated. Now 39 weeks pregnant feeling shortness of breath, having cramp like pains and constipated. Is this normal.

At 38 weeks I was 1 CM dilated. Now 39 weeks pregnant feeling shortness of breath, having cramp like pains and constipated. Is this normal.

Call OB: At 39 wks the baby can definitely cause some SOB due to much less room to breathe; you may feel like you are panting because you have to take more frequent small breaths. Constipation can also be common with pregnancy for many reasons: pressure on bowels, dehydration, slower transit of stool to absorb more nutrients. However if SOB at rest and coupled with cramping, call your OB to double check. ...Read more

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Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

Possibly: I agree with dr. Block about the need to fully evaluate your complaints, looking for possible "medical" causes. However, anxiety disorders are medical causes also -- having physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms and effects. With "health anxiety" [your words] you're likely to interpret any physical sensation as a sign of serious physical illness -- when the anxiety itself needs treatment. ...Read more

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I wonder if constipation can cause short of breath?

I wonder if constipation can cause short of breath?

Unlikely: Anything is possible, but this would be unlikely ...Read more

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What would cause shortness of breath?

What would cause shortness of breath?

Big list: Shortness of breath is due to a demand for oxygen by your body in excess of your capacity to deliver it. This can be due to anemia, heart dysfunction, lung disease or airway problems. These will all be aggravated by exercise and if severe can cause a problem going up stairs or even walking. This needs evaluation by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why would anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: Anemia causes less hemoglobin to be delivered to the tissues so the heart and lungs are working overtime to oxygenate and distribute enough oxygenated blood to the tissues, the increased breathing work is shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath?

Many things: There are many causes of shortness of breath. The easiest way is to compartmentalize into three categories. 1. Any problems with the heart – heart failure, enlargement of the heart, or valve disease of the heart. 2. Any problem with the lungs – asthma, COPD, fluid around the lungs, fluid in the lungs, or lung scarring to name a few. 3. Everything else – deconditioning or knee/hip pain for example. ...Read more

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Will this cause shortness of breath?

Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is. ...Read more

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Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Can histatussin cause shortness of breath?

Histatussin: Histatussin, which is not available in the USA, contains chlorpheniramine, a well tolerated short acting anti-histamine, ammonium chloride, used as an expectorant, and ephedrine for nasal congestion. AC can cause metabolic acidosis which would make you feel short of breath. Ephedrine can cause tachyarrhythmias which would make you feel S.O. B. so the answer is...yes, it's possible. ...Read more

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What disease would cause shortness of breath?

What disease would cause shortness of breath?

Short of breath: There are many diseases that cause shortness of breath from anemia, lung disease, or heart disease, or just deconditioning. You need a doctor evaluation to find out the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

What can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea)?

SOB: Depending on your age, heart and lung causes need to be looked at. Also one would look at other symptoms ie. Chest pain, cough, sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause shortness of breath while exercising?

Many things: Shortness of breath needs to be evaluated by your physician. It can be due to heart problems, lung problems (smoking related, asthma, etc), deconditioning, irregular heart rhythms, vocal cord or upper airway problems. See your doctor, ask if getting a stress test is appropriate due to your age. This is not something one should sit on. ...Read more

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Can not excercising really cause shortness of breath over time?

Not really: Inactivity can contribute to obesity, but by itself it will not cause shortness of breath unless you have some other coexisting condition. ...Read more

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What types of things cause shortness of breath in nonasthmatic teen?

Normal or not?: Since everybody becomes short of breath with exertion, it should first be determined if this is normal. Valvular and congenital heart disease, and various non-asthmatic lung diseases cause pathological breathlessness. Specific cardiac examples include: rheumatic heart disease (mitral stenosis), dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and a large variety of congenital defects. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath and intermittent fainting spells?

See below: A number of things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can cause shortness of breath? Had it for years. Just comes and goes without warning.

SOB: There are very many causes of shortness of breath. When it 'just comes and goes' it may be due to rhythm disturbances or asthma type episodes or episodic exposures to triggers. Discuss with the dr. Who knows you whether investigation is appropriate. Extensive investigation of infrequent occurences isn't always necessary. ...Read more

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Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Can anaemia cause shortness of breath?

Certainly: Anemia leads to low red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues in the body. With reduced delivery of oxygen, the heart tries to pump more blood or work more and muscles tire more easily and the tissues switch to. ...Read more

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Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Can hayfever cause shortness of breath?

Possible: Studies have shown that many hay fever sufferers do have an over-reactive airway despite absence of symptoms. A few years back, I was one of the co-authors reported for the first time evidence for large airway (higher up than the small airways involved in asthma) constriction was found in patients with fever causing tightness sensation at the upper chest. Do check with your doctor. ...Read more

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