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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


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Im 29 years old had a vsd repair when i was born and know I have chest pains and shortness of breath all test came back normal?

Im 29 years old had a vsd repair when i was born and know I have chest pains and shortness of breath all test came back normal?

Chest wall: Congenital heart surgery often results in some distortion of the chest wall. Also inside the chest wall lining there are adhesions. Both can cause pain from bone/muscle. If you are active playing sports etc, chest wall pain is also common. Have you been tested for asthma, lung function? Unless there is a strong family history, coronary disease would be rare at your age. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was testing a faulty laptop and got a shock from electrical cord. I now have chest pains and shortness of breath. What can I do?

I was testing a faulty laptop and got a shock from electrical cord. I now have chest pains and shortness of breath. What can I do?

See your doctor: An electrical shock with these symptoms means you need to have an EKG done to check the electrical system of your heart. You probably need to have pulmonary function testing and possibly cardiac stress testing to make sure all is well. I am sure that normal tests here would help to set your mind as ease . www.medac4u.com. ...Read more

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I was having chest pains and shortness of breath usualy when active. After it stoped the left side of my head started hurting. I am 7months pregnant?

I would take it: Easy...If it continues speak to your obgyn. The biggest concern would be with headaches is whether or not your blood pressure is normal. Not unusual for women to get winded later in pregnancy becuase the pregnant uterus prevents the diaphgragm from allowing you to take a full breath. Also make sure you are staying hydrated. ...Read more

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I started having chest pains and shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in my left arm 4 days ago. Numbness has lessened but my pulse is 120 at rest?

I started having chest pains and shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness in my left arm 4 days ago. Numbness has lessened but my pulse is 120 at rest?

Possibly anxiety: Depending on your age and cardio risk factors anxiety could be your problem. Pulse of 120 should be looked into if persists. There are many possibilities. Ie pinch nerve in neck, heart arrhythmia, or coronary artery disease. I would see my pcp. ...Read more

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I have chest pains and get shortness of breath thru out the day everyday. What could cause this?

I have chest pains and get shortness of breath thru out the day everyday. What could cause this?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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I'm 17 & have chest pains, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat from simple tasks, extreme dizziness and fatigue. EKG was normal. Is this normal?

I'm 17 & have chest pains, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat from simple tasks, extreme dizziness and fatigue. EKG was normal. Is this normal?

Multiple symptoms: Of course not. How could all these symptoms in a 17 year old be "normal"? You need a complete physical exam including serology and hormone levels as well as pregnancy test and mental health eval for anxiety and depression. If you take drugs (MJ) or smoke, drink alcohol or are obese or inactive, you will be negatively effected and may develop symptoms as you've described. ...Read more

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I have chest pains, shaky feeling, tingly fingers shortness of breath.., any suggestions?

I have chest pains, shaky feeling, tingly fingers shortness of breath.., any suggestions?

CHECK: Cold be many things. Best to see internest ; get general workup. If all proves negative, consider a variant of ppanic attacks. ...Read more

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Can you have chest pains and shortness of breath with shingles?

Depends on location: If the lesions are on the back, abdomen or sides, they may if it is hard to move. Usually though they don't. ...Read more

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Chest pains and shortness of breath after vomiting from drinking?

Chest pains and shortness of breath after vomiting from drinking?

Get checked soon: It may be cardiac, respiratory or gastro-esophageal origin. With your history of heavy drinking and vomiting anything is possible. Don't ignore it ang get checked. Unfortunately we don't have any other history from you. ...Read more

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What would cause chest pains and shortness of breath each time I get the urge to pass urine or faeces?

SOB with urination: Urination activates parasympathetic nervous system. That system can causes bronchoconstriction. It may be hyperactive in you. Would check for asthma with PFTs as it may be exacerbating asthma, check echocardiogram for heart abnromalities and follow up with a neurologist or cardiologist that specializes in the autonomic nervous system dysfunction (Vanderbilt Univ- Autonomic Dys Center ) ...Read more

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I get chest pains and shortness of breath whenever I get the urge to go to the toilet for either urine or faeces?

I get chest pains and shortness of breath whenever I get the urge to go to the toilet for either urine or faeces?

Better safe / sorrry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. Chest pain occurring with exertion is more likely to represent a cardiac condition. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more