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Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Woke up in early hours with stomach cramps. Now have diarrhea, shortness of breath and tight aches across abdomen, ribcage and middle back.

Gastroenteritis: Abdominal discomfort with diarrhea suggests a viral intestinal infection. If there is associated nausea and vomiting, then food poisoning may be the culprit. Shortness of breath is usually not seen in these conditions, however unless you have associated lung problems and pleurisy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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I'm having chest pain, shortness of breath and diarrhea? What wrong with me?

I'm having chest pain, shortness of breath and diarrhea? What wrong with me?

Pain and fainting: While it is not possible to make a diagnosis or give specific advice in these little text boxes, in general we take chest pain and shortness of breath seriously. You should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for about the past 5 days, yesterday began vomiting, and last night began to feel pain across chest along with pressure shortness of breath?

Diarrhea for about the past 5 days, yesterday began vomiting, and last night began to feel pain across chest along with pressure shortness of breath?

Viral infection: You likely have a systemic viral infection that started with gastroenteritis and spread systemically now with myositis. We don't know anything about your medical history or medications to make a specific assessment of your condition but I would recommend that you see your doctor if your symptoms are progressing despite rest, hydration and OTC symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Bloated, diarrhea 2-8 times a day, pain under right rib, constant shortness of breath, chest burning & pressure, upper right back & between shoulders.

Bloated, diarrhea 2-8 times a day, pain under right rib, constant shortness of breath, chest burning & pressure, upper right back & between shoulders.

Awful: You have so much going on here, I have no idea where to start. You need a complete evaluation pronto. Please see your primary care doctor or go to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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Went in for Dtap the other day. Have had confusion, diarrhea, stinging pain in small spots, excessive saliva and shortness of breath since. Normal?

Went in for Dtap the other day. Have had confusion, diarrhea, stinging pain in small spots, excessive saliva and shortness of breath since. Normal?

Tdap or Dtap?: These symptoms are not usual with the indicated vaccine but rather may suggest symptoms seen with excessive exposure to cholinergic compounds. Please seek an urgent consult for clarification. Take care. ...Read more

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Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Yes, it's possible: Anxiety and stress can result in many physical symptoms, including all those you list. However, it's also important to work with your primary care doctor to make sure no additional conditions may be part of the problem. There are good treatments for anxiety, including talk therapies as well as medications if needed. Of course you also want to review and simplify any sources of stress! ...Read more

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I've been on Metformin for 6 months now and it still makes my stomach hurt w/ diarrhea, nausea and shortness of breath it's bad. What do I do?

I've been on Metformin for 6 months now and it still makes my stomach hurt w/ diarrhea, nausea and shortness of breath it's bad. What do I do?

See your doctor: If you are taking Metformin for diabetes then you have other options as well. The symptoms that you have described are the number one reason why patients have to be taken off this super drug. ...Read more

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Diarrhea, sweating, nausea, tingly hands, shortness of breath, what to do?

Diarrhea, sweating, nausea, tingly hands, shortness of breath, what to do?

Gastroentertitis: This sounds like viral gastroenteritis but your question has been posted for awhile - if you're not better by the time you read this, you should seek attention with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I've also had bad diarrhea and some chest pain. Could this be the flu?

I've been experiencing dizziness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. I've also had bad diarrhea and some chest pain. Could this be the flu?

Not typical: Flu causes a respiratory illness with fever and mucle aches. You don't sound like you have the flu. You should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have been waking up with sweats, burning sensation on neck, chest heavy, shortness of breath while lying down, dizzy, vomiting, diarrhea. Causes?

I have been waking up with sweats, burning sensation on neck, chest heavy, shortness of breath while lying down, dizzy, vomiting, diarrhea. Causes?

See doctor asap: With these symptoms you should see your doctor asap or go to the emergency department of the hospital. You may need IV fluids as you may be dehydrated. ...Read more

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1 wk in cycle breast swell, after they're back down get really sick: morning diarrhea, nausea, vomit, no energy, shortness of breath. What is happen?

1 wk in cycle breast swell, after they're back down get really sick: morning diarrhea, nausea, vomit, no energy, shortness of breath. What is happen?

? PMDD: You may have a "premenstrual dysphoric disorder." see your dr. And discuss your symptoms, as there are some medications (like sarafem) that may benefit you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

My mother has severe burning sensation in chest, neck, face, hands and head, shortness of breath, extreme weakness, diarrhea, plz help.

Very worried.: Namaste. I'm very worried about your mother given the symptoms you describe. The best help I can give you is to inspire you to take her to a doctor right away. I understand your worry about her and your plea for help from us, but she must see a doctor near you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had abrupt chest pains, sweating, nausea/diarrhea, and shortness of breath. Skin was clammy and heart was beating fast. What could it have been?

Had abrupt chest pains, sweating, nausea/diarrhea, and shortness of breath. Skin was clammy and heart was beating fast. What could it have been?

Were you upset?: Feeling better? If yes, you were emotionally upset. However, if it is not related to your emotions, and it keeps happening to you, go to the nearest emergency room! Good luck to you! ...Read more

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I've a bunch of weird symptoms, leg stiffness, shortness of breath (sometimes), eye twitches, diarrhea and frequent urination. I'm f/16 & normal weight?

I've a bunch of weird symptoms, leg stiffness, shortness of breath (sometimes), eye twitches, diarrhea and frequent urination. I'm f/16 & normal weight?

Seek Medical advice: Leg stiffness and eye lid fluttering could be due to mineral (ion) imbalance, such as potassium. Diarrhea may br doing this or be part of the problem. Get an internist to check you out, rather than an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have constant abdominal cramping & back pain, flank pain, shortness of breath, migraine, dizziness, urinary pain & frequency, diarrhea, nausea...???

Have constant abdominal cramping & back pain, flank pain, shortness of breath, migraine, dizziness, urinary pain & frequency, diarrhea, nausea...???

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for what?: Wide-spread subjective symptoms and "irritable bowel" commonly stem from stress (although that is commonly not the desired answer). You can't define the cause of each symptom without evaluating each symptom; however, with this type of syndrome (not rare) lab test are commonly unimpressive and stress is commonly the final answer. Evaluating all of this will be very expensive. ...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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I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. Symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath. I once woke up at 5:30 am w

I have all the symptoms of panic attack with no fear or dread. They last about 3 hours with the help of 1mg lorazepam. Symptoms include chills, clattering teeth, vomiting, tremors, diarrhea, fast heart beat, shortness of breath. I once woke up at 5:30 am w

Get it evaluated: There are medical conditions that can cause release of hormones and other substances that will produce these symptoms for no obvious (perceived) reason. Get to your physician for a thorough evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for about 2 weeks. It is a light pale color. I am also fatigued and short of breath. Any ideas?

I've had diarrhea for about 2 weeks. It is a light pale color. I am also fatigued and short of breath. Any ideas?

Diarrhea: You need to see your doctor right away or go to ER, especially you have shortness of breath, fatigue, is there any change of the color of your sclera (the white part of your eyes) or your skin, is your urine darker? Any abdominal pain or fever? Are you drinking a lot of milk, I'm concerned about the color of your stool it could be something to do with your liver. Feel better. ...Read more

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Had severe diarrhea 5 days ago. I've been feeling very weak, fatigued, short of breath w/ palpitations. My BP was 80/60 and now 100/60. What is wrong?

Had severe diarrhea 5 days ago. I've been feeling very weak, fatigued, short of breath w/ palpitations. My BP was 80/60 and now 100/60. What is wrong?

Dehydrated,: Could have low electrolytes like potassium form all the diarrhea, drink half strength gatoraide and 1/2 strength orange juice 16 ounces minimum daily to replenish, may be anemic too, need blood work this week, check cmp, cbc, serum iron, tsh, vit b12 folate, (folic acid)magnesium. if palpitations or chest pain call 911, need alot more blood volume so drink at least 2 liters of water, never smoke! cancer! ...Read more

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I have had bad shortness of breath, fatigue after exercise, and constantly feeling like I will stop breathing since wed. What is wrong?

I have had bad shortness of breath, fatigue after exercise, and constantly feeling like I will stop breathing since wed. What is wrong?

See doc: It is very hard to know what is going on and how serious it may be without a physical examination and complete medical history. A couple of possibilities include asthma, infection, or anxiety. If this has never happened to you before, I believe this warrants a trip to your health care provider to figure things out. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Mild chest pains that have lasted over a month. Shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, random sharp pains all over body all worse w excercise, help?

Mild chest pains that have lasted over a month. Shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, random sharp pains all over body all worse w excercise, help?

Pains: I would recommend that you see your primary care physician. Although the symptoms are not that serious, it is concerning that they have lasted so long. For now, would hold on the exercise until seen by 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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more