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I'm short of breath just from going up the stairs, ecg, d dimer, and chest x ray all come back normal! Could it be a blood clot still or could it be due to changing my pill?

I'm short of breath just from going up the stairs, ecg, d dimer, and chest x ray all come back normal! Could it be a blood clot still or could it be due to changing my pill?

Need more tests: The three tests you describe are by no means a complete enough work-up based on the severity of your symptoms. You need to rule out both a cardiac cause with a BNP level and an ECHOCARDIOGRAM, as well as a pulmonary embolus with a "V/Q" scan or a CT pulmonary angiogram. If your symptoms are indeed sudden in onset and this severe, I would go to an emergency department and get tested there. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Xray Of Chest (Definition)

A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more


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Normal chest X-ray and VQ SCAN. Normal ekg. Chest and back pain, gurggling sound, short of breath, dizzy. Also tachycardic and dry cough. Please help.

Normal chest X-ray and VQ SCAN. Normal ekg. Chest and back pain, gurggling sound, short of breath, dizzy. Also tachycardic and dry cough. Please help.

In-Person Evaluation: You need further face2face evaluation by a physician. Sounds like you are in the middle of a work-up. Are you an inpatient or is this evaluation being done as an outpatient? Sounds like you are looking for a second opinion? Too much information is required to properly second guess your current work-up. Online is not appropriate for this purpose. ...Read more

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Felt nauseous and short of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with GERD after normal chest x ray, ECG echo stress test. Panic attack GERD or heart?

Felt nauseous and short of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with GERD after normal chest x ray, ECG echo stress test. Panic attack GERD or heart?

Most commonly GERD: with normal CXR,ECG and echo, findings are less likely cardiac. Exercise has been known to trigger reflux. Figure out if its your routine (crunches on a full stomach), or diet (aggravating foods, coffee, OJ). Try some PeptoBismol before exercise to see if chnages. Keep a diary of when it happens, how you feel, and what you had to eat that morning. It will give you and your doc the best picture. ...Read more

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Sir i have shortness of breath from 10 days. my chest X-ray is normal and my doctar says that you are ok. but i have difficulty in take breath.

Sir i have shortness of breath from 10 days. my chest X-ray is normal and my doctar says that you are ok. but i have difficulty in take breath.

Many causes: Any history of reactive airway disease or asthma? Often patients have shortness of breath and normal chest xray. Radiograph reveals complications of asthma such as pneumonia or volume loss. Bronchitis also presents with mainly clear lungs. ...Read more

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I feel short of breath a lot but my doctor says my chest X-ray is clear. does this mean that my lungs are ok?

I feel short of breath a lot but my doctor says my chest X-ray is clear. does this mean that my lungs are ok?

No: Chest x-ray can diagnose some lung conditions, but not others. Much more information is needed to even start answering this question. Age? Industrial exposures? Emotional issues? Findings on physical exam?.. More tests may be necessary, such as pulmonary function studies, and others. The diagnosis for this complaint can range from asthma to pulmonary fibrosis (unusual) to anxiety (most common). ...Read more

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Can allergies that stuff up your nose make you feel short of breath, especially when waking up in the morning? Had clear chest X-ray 7 months ago

Can allergies that stuff up your nose make you feel short of breath, especially when waking up in the morning? Had clear chest X-ray 7 months ago

Possibly: Nasal congestion can cause a sense of SOB and in fact it has been reported that controlling allergic rhinitis improves asthma symptoms in people with asthma. In your case, you need to get your lung function measured since asthma cannot be diagnosed by a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have shortness of breath, but normal chest x ray, what could be a cause?

I have shortness of breath, but normal chest x ray, what could be a cause?

Many things: Shortness of breath can be related to reactive airway disease or asthma. Most often radiograph is clear unless complicated by areas of volume loss or pneumonia. Viral processes affecting lungs often do not manifest consolidations in lungs. You should see pulmonologist for examination and possible pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, heartburn, cough that won't go away, chest X-ray and EKG are normal? What could it be?

Shortness of breath, heartburn, cough that won't go away,  chest X-ray and EKG are normal? What could it be?

Bronchitis : Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive, dry coughing. He most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough that is dry. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. Rec. See your pcp if symptoms persist another week. ...Read more

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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