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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 (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 could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

What could this be? Every time I take any pain medication (lortab, tramadol, percocet,) I get bad chills, chest pains, shortness of breath, flank pain

Check vitals: Hard to say what is happening here. However, you want to check if you are having a drug reaction to the medications that you have described. This is like an allergic reaction.You can also check your blood pressure/ pulse. If your blood pressure drops too low, you can have some of these symptoms. Lortab /percocet are opiate type drugs which are known to have a tendency to drop blood pressures. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone l side+ l flank pain. Fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or barely sleep. Help?

UTI, pain near hip bone l side+ l flank pain. Fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or barely sleep. Help?

Go to the ER: With that symptom list, you will feel better the fastest if you go the nearest urgent care center or emergency room right now.

Do not wait as these symptoms do not typically get better on their own.

Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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UTI, pain near hip bone + r side + r flank pain. No fever. Shortness of breath, fast heart beat. Nausea, vomiting, can't eat or sleep. Help?

Go to ER: Not sure why you think you have a urinary tract infection, but if you are having right sided pain like that, you may also have either a kidney stone or the UTI involves the kidney (pyelonephritis). Given you symptoms, it would be best for you to be seen in the ER for tests, you may need to be admitted for pain control or iv antibiotics. ...Read more

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What could these symptoms indicate? Nausea, chest tightness/pain, shortness of breath, side pain.

What could these symptoms indicate? Nausea, chest tightness/pain, shortness of breath, side pain.

Many possibilities: heart problems, esophagus disorders, musculoskeletal pain, gallbladder dysfunction, kidney stones, blood clot to the lung, asthma or reactive airways flair up. The list is long. A good history giving session with an interested physician would be most helpful. It all depends upon this history as to how aggressively and quickly you need to look into this. Sign up to Healthtap and see if we cant help ...Read more

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Cough for four week, shortness of breath, have to bend over to catch breath, yellow flem, side pain, back pain, neck pain, meds won't help.

Have you been seen?: Certainly, we are seeing many viral illnesses that involve cough and phlegm. But it sounds as though you are suffering here. Your back, neck, and side pain could be the result of straining to cough. I wonder if you have bronchitis or sinusitis. If you've had a history of asthma, you may be "hit harder" by these illnesses. Please go in to be checked - or rechecked. And drink your water! Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Have sinus tachy according to event monitor. No doctor seems concerned, but I'm having shortness of breath and left side pain down to my foot.?

Needs workup: Sinus tachycardia is usually a sign of some other underlying pathology. The sinus tachycardia is a response to this stressor. The leg pain needs to be worked and often the tachycardia is a response to the pain. ...Read more

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What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

What do I do? Swelling of abdomen and shortness of breath. What could it be?

Shortness of breath: Abdominal swelling could be from fluid accumulation. If so youn could be havingh fluid in thge lungs too. If not increased girth of the abdomen could impair movements of the diaphragm and causes shortness of breath. You need full physical exam and work-up. Oplease consult your physician. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in the lower back area as well as pain on the sides above the hips. Moreoever I have been feeling a shortness of breath?

I have been having pain in the lower back area as well as pain on the sides above the hips. Moreoever I have been feeling a shortness of breath?

Related?: It's hard to relate these 2 symptoms. A blood borne infection that seeds your pelvis could cause both, but that would be rare and you would be very ill. I suggest you get some testing done to rule out serious illness. The most likely outcome is that you have 2 minor issues. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts when I breath in. Why does it hurt? I also feel like I can't breath at times like its hard for me to breath. Shortness of breath

My lower back hurts when I breath in. Why does it hurt? I also feel like I can't breath at times like its hard for me to breath. Shortness of breath

?: Assuming you have not been subject to trauma, there are 2 internal organs in your back that move with respiration: your kidney and your lungs. Since you're short of breath, we'll presume it's the latter. If you have fever, cough, and phlegm, you likely have pneumonia. If you don't, you may have pleurisy (inflamed lining of the lung). You really should be evaluated/examined. Pls see your doc in am. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

Weak diaphragm: Hello No. Diaphragm supplied by phrenic nerve (C4) and is under autonomic control. No need to think breathing, you do automatically. There is no weakness of diaphragm. Either it works it it doesn't as in cervical spine injury at C4 level (Christopher Reeves injury) If you bend and push abdominal contents into chest+ have restriction this gives lower O2 in the blood bec. Less lung expansion. OK? ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

Is shortness of breath and hard lump in the abdomen the result of end stage liver disease?

It can be.: Ascites is a condition commonly associated with end stage liver disease where the abdominal cavity is filled with fluid that seeps out of the liver. Medication can help, sometimes supplemented by draining the fluid with a needle-catheter. With severe ascites, the abdomen gets large, making it difficult to take deep breaths. Also, it is common for umbilical hernias to develop, causing a hard lump. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, especially at night, gas on my lower left abdomen. My B12 is 240, is that what's causing the problem?

Shortness of breath, especially at night, gas on my lower left abdomen. My B12 is 240, is that what's causing the problem?

B12 not likely cause: Your B12 level is not a likely cause for the symptoms.
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. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Could I be pregnant? I have been experiencing of what seems like early pregnancy symptoms. Bloating of abdomen and shortness of breath.

Pregnancy Sxs: Sxs can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. The best way to determine if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test now. ...Read more

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Is ascitis serious? My abdomen full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated, vomiting, no appetite, shortness of breath

Is ascitis serious? My abdomen full of fluid and fells wavy like when push on it. Also nauseated, vomiting, no appetite, shortness of breath

Ascites: Yes. Anything that causes increased pressure inside of the blood vessels of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum or irritation to the membrane can cause fluid to leak out and accumulate. Liver disease such as cirrhosis, obstruction of the veins going into the liver, cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, diseases of the pancreas, ovarian cancer, infections are causes. See your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Top left rib cage and left side abdomen feels heavy and tight, painful to bend over& rolling ball sensation, can't eat, shortness of breath?

Indigestion?: You are young so chances of serious heart conditions are lower. This could be indigestion, gas, asthma, or a virus in the ribcage. If you are in that much pain though, you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Have lower back pain difficulty walking more than 200m shortness of breath. Any idea what the problem could be?

Have lower back pain difficulty walking more than 200m shortness of breath. Any idea what the problem could be?

DOE w/ LBP: The cause of shortness of breath with activity (dyspnea on exertion) and lower back pain cannot be readily known by a physician unless you are seen by the doctor in person for an evaluation. These two complaints are very general, have a myriad of causes and likely involve more than one body system or organ. Any answer would be speculative. Seek proper medical evaluation when in doubt. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days Dull and sharp pain as well as heavy feeling in pelvis n lower back. Heavy feeling in lungs n shortness of breath. What is it?

For the last 3 days Dull and sharp pain as well as heavy feeling in pelvis n lower back. Heavy feeling in lungs n shortness of breath. What is it?

Needs evaluation: Your symptoms could have a number of causes, many of them warranting urgent attention. I suggest you see your doctor today or go to the emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath dizziness and pain near hips and lower abdomen?

Pain: Please get examined. The symptoms of pain in lower abdomen plus shortness of breath may be kidney related or you may have an ectopic pregnancy. Please seek help ...Read more

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Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Dull pain in lower right abdomen, cough, shortness of breath, and also found a small lump on left testicle. What could it be?

Don'tIgnoreFamJewels: I entered "dull pain+lower rt abd+short of breath+lump left testicle" into Watson, the super-super computer and after 45 minutes of beeps and flashes it came-up with "BURPO." So much for super-computers. So, back to the drawing board. If I were you, I'd focus on that testicle lump right now (i.e. ASAP) and get that figured-out and at the same time you can tell them all about everything else. ...Read more

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Moderate to severe Shortness of breath. Severe Chest pain. Severe Upper abdomen pain. What could this mean? Should I be concerned?

Anxiety: Symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include nausea, sob, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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SL reconstruction using autograft yesterday, with an on-Q attached to shoulder. Shortness of breath, and lower back pain. Anxiety, or side effects?

SL reconstruction using autograft yesterday, with an on-Q attached to shoulder. Shortness of breath, and lower back pain. Anxiety, or side effects?

Be seen: Any complaints of shortness of breath postoperatively is something taken very seriously in general. I would call Your surgeon and make sure he is aware and then follow his recommendations. Likely he will recommend you come in to be seen. ...Read more

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The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

The last 3 days my stomach has been extremely bloated (entire abdomen most pressure in upper area). Very uncomfortable, shortness of breath. Any idea?

Depends: It could be too many things. Benign like IBS or more serious like patial bowel obstruction or fluids in the abdomen. Be seen by your doctor for exam to determine the appropriate work up ...Read more

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In the last 3 days ive had blood with BM's, cramps in my abdomen, no noticable hemmoroids, shortness of breath, BP slightly up HR down, ammonia smell?

In the last 3 days ive had blood with BM's, cramps in my abdomen, no noticable hemmoroids, shortness of breath, BP slightly up HR down, ammonia smell?

Blood in stool: Indicates a need to see a doctor ASAP. He/she will help you figure out the reason for the blood which can be very serious or less so. In any case, please see doc right away. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does extreme anxiety cause neck and lower back pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath?

Does extreme anxiety cause neck and lower back pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath?

Actually, yes: It's amazing what anxiety can do! Have medical tests and if results are negative for back and lung problems or heart issues - it leaves anxiety as a prime suspect. The good news will be that 1. you now know'll you are healthy in important ways and 2. CBT therapy works well for learning anxiety mgmt skills. It's a good thing! ...Read more

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Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Didn't catch your: Earlier question. Chest pain, shortness of breath, chills - I would seek medical evaluation. If you have any significant difficulty breathing you need to be seen emergently. Take care. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat a get a bloated filling in abdomen and I get short of breath, has foot digest shortness of breath goes away but I feel icy but no rash?

Everytime I eat a get a bloated filling in abdomen and I get short of breath, has foot digest shortness of breath goes away but I feel icy but no rash?

?: Try frequent, smaller meals. (If you want a diagnosis, you'll need to provide more detail, undergo examination, and some tests.) ...Read more

Side Pain (Definition)

Side pain = pain / discomfort of the torso ...Read more