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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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I have a bad migraine with shortness of breath and chest pain?

I have a bad migraine with shortness of breath and chest pain?

Chest pain & dyspnea: My first response is to get you to the nearest urgent care center. The combination of severe head pain, difficulty breathing and chest pain makes me want to call 911 for you. But, as a physician if the acuteness of this question has passed and we wanted to explore the history a bit to investigate the cause there are a number of questions and tests that should be run. But, today go to the er. ...Read more

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How come I have chest pain in upper left chest and shortness of breath?

How come I have chest pain in upper left chest and shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: This cannot be anwered in this setting. There are many possible causes including indigestion, acid reflux, costochondritis, pleurisy, muscular pain, shoulder arthritis etc. Heart disease is on the list but, at your age, only if you smoke, have diabetes, or use cocaine. ...Read more

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Im having chest pain shortness of breath heart hurting?

Im having chest pain shortness of breath heart hurting?

Go to the ER: These are symptoms that need to be evaluated by a doctor. They are consistent with severe heart or lung conditions. Do yourself a favor and head to your local emergency department. ...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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I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could this be?

I have chest pain and shortness of breath. What could this be?

Chest pain SOB: This combination should always be taken seriously. This could be signs of a heart issue. You do need to see your doctor. This is more serious as it seems it is not activity related. ...Read more

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Why am i having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

Why am i having shortness breath and tightness in chest whilst sitting?

Angina/ heart attack: What you are describing is concerning. Shortness of breath with chest tightness could be a sign of decrease blood flow 2 the heart, or angina. If the lack of blood flow is sustained, death to that portion of the heart ensues, which could lead 2 a heart attack. Alternatively, if you have been on any trips requiring you to sit long periods, then it could be a blood clot to the lungs! see an md asap. ...Read more

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Sudden shortness of breath and pain in chest. What tests do I need?

Sudden shortness of breath and pain in chest. What tests do I need?

All of them: Report to the er immediately, by ambulance if necessary. This is heart-related until we can prove otherwise. ...Read more

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Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath ?

Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath
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Check for allergies: Is it new or chronic. Has there been a recent cold symptoms Could it be an allergic symptoms If continues you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am almost 8 weeks pregnant and having shortness of breath and chest tightness and a cough. ?

I am almost 8 weeks pregnant and having shortness of breath and chest tightness and a cough. ?

Time to go to Doc: It is time to seek medical attention. You are ill. There is little we can do here other than to tell you that your question is the very definition of when someone should go to see their physician. ...Read more

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I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when i cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.

Viral syndrome?: This sounds like a viral syndrome, but it could of course be something more serious like angina-equivalent as well. I would have my primary care physician check me out first and obtain a chest x-ray and an ekg. ...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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

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