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Is there a correlation between the following data : ECG> RVH; Echo> Trivial TR TVG 11 mmHg; SVT episode; swollen ankles, shortness of breath. Concern?

Is there a correlation between the following data : ECG> RVH; Echo> Trivial TR TVG 11 mmHg; SVT episode; swollen ankles, shortness of breath. Concern?

Yes: If by "TVG" you mean a "tricuspid valve gradient" of 11, this is abnormal (especially if it's the mean gradient) and indicates tricuspid stenosis which is often an accompaniment of rheumatic mitral stenosis. Either or both can cause pulmonary hypertension, Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, RV failure with swollen ankles and S.O.B. - see a cardiologist!! (or see another one). ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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I have shortness of breath after climbing one flight of stairs & my feet and ankles are swollen bad for 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

I have shortness of breath after climbing one flight of stairs & my feet and ankles are swollen bad for 2 weeks what's wrong with me?

Could be CHF: The above symptoms suggest chf. Though. Deconditioning due inactivity can cause sob with activity. However it will not cause peripheral edema. See an internist for evaluation. You may need echo and cxr. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain in calf, back and chest. Shortness of breath dizziness and toes are swollen as well don't feel right and don't know what to do?

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain in calf, back and chest. Shortness of breath dizziness and toes are swollen as well don't feel right and don't know what to do?

Could be serious...: When a person with recent surgery starts gets calf pain, swollen toes, shortness of breath, and dizziness, the general recommendation is to call 911 and go to the E.R. by ambulance. The E.R. doctor will evaluate her to see if she has a blood clot in her leg veins, because such a blood clot can travel to her lungs and block blood flow to her lungs, causing shortness of breath and sometimes death. ...Read more

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Swollen painful ankles diabetic shortness of breath?

Swollen ankles: This sounds more like a medical problem. Check with your doctor to find what is causing your swelling. It may from the heart, liver, or kidneys. ...Read more

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Have constant pain in legs & feet Had swollen right leg & foot, went down when elavated Tingling left arm & hand Heavy chest Shortness of breath?

Have constant pain in legs & feet Had swollen right leg & foot, went down when elavated Tingling left arm & hand Heavy chest Shortness of breath?

Call 911: "Tingling left arm & hand Heavy chest Shortness of breath" is always a red flag. If you have chest pain and shortness of breath, regardless of its cause (heart burn, anxiety), visit to the ER is warranted. Do not drive,
Call 911. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old female my throat is very tight for the last 2 weeks along with shortness of breath? And swollen glands.

I am 24 year old female my throat is very tight for the last 2 weeks along with shortness of breath? And swollen glands.

See a doctor ASAP: There are some illnesses that require immediate attention, and tightness in the throat and shortness of breath are both on the list, because if you can't breathe or your airway is blocked it is lethal. Since you have had this for 2 wks, your airway is obviously still ok, but that can change quickly. Go to an urgent care or ER if you can't get in to your regular doctor right away. ...Read more

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I'm 22! Tonsils are so swollen that they are nearly touching. Can't sleep and have shortness of breath. Should I go to the hospital??

I'm 22! Tonsils are so swollen that they are nearly touching. Can't sleep and have shortness of breath. Should I go to the hospital??

R/O TONSILITIS: YES recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis AND IF SEVERE CAN CAUSE OBSTRUCTION OF your oral airway and induce sleep apnea. You need to be examined and have a throat culture. Potentially IV steroids and antibiotics. GET SEEN PROMPTLY AND HAVE ENT CONSULT ...Read more

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I have swollen painless tonsils with shortness of breath and my left lymp node in my neck is swollen and they are painless?

I have swollen painless tonsils with shortness of breath and my left lymp node in my neck is swollen and they are painless?

Check: Get tested for MONO and Strep. These can be easily tested at your doctors office or at an urgent care. Its best for somebody to take a look before any definitive treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Dull achy pain in upper left chest, occurs frequently. Ankles and feet swelling. No shortness of breath or headaches. Pain isolated.

Dull achy pain in upper left chest, occurs frequently. Ankles and feet swelling. No shortness of breath or headaches. Pain isolated.

Pain: There is not enough information here to suggest causation. Things likely unrelated but no way to know without much more data. See your dr. For evaluation, could easily be no big deal but out here in the zephyr world without more data, no way to know or reassure you. ...Read more

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Right mass on teste, swollen, hurts, back pain, shortness of breath. If its not testicular cancer than what is it?

Right mass on teste, swollen, hurts, back pain, shortness of breath. If its not testicular cancer than what is it?

Need exam: Any testicular mass especially at your age warrants further evaluation, a sonogram needs to be done. There area different things should be considered- besides testicular cancer- including inflammation, testicular torsion, hernia, fluids collection etc. I am not sure why you have shortness of breath-may be related to the pain or may be completely different reason. Go to see pmd or er for work up. ...Read more

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What could cause these symptoms? Nausea Shortness of breath Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

What could cause these symptoms? Nausea Shortness of breath Intermittent swelling of feet and ankles Persistent odd taste in back of mouth.

See your doctor: There are many diseases that can cause some or all the symptoms you mentioned. Please see your doctor soon! ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance

Be seen: Especially since you are having shortness of breath, you need to be seen to make sure you are not having some kind of complication such as a pulmonary embolus for example. Not to say that you are, but that it would be wise to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shortness of breath, headaches, bruising easily, swollen and sore glands with pain in neck area.

I am experiencing shortness of breath, headaches, bruising easily, swollen and sore glands with pain in neck area.

Viral illness: Your symptoms could be reflective of an acute viral illness or something more concerning affecting your Blood count i.e. The red cells, white cells and platelets. It is ideal that you see a doctor as soon as possible so they can examine you and organize blood tests to rule out anything more concerning. ...Read more

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What could cause a noticeably swollen abdomen, fever, shortness of breath, pain over my left shoulder, and dizzy spells.?

Coulld be serious: Fevers, abdominal distension and shortness of breath may represent a dangerous abdominal process. The shoulder pain might be from diaphragm irritation. This should be evaluated by a physician asap. To include imaging such as a ct scan. ...Read more

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Should I go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I've been having mild chest pains, shortness of breath, and now my throat feels swollen. Virus or bacterial or other?

I've been having mild chest pains, shortness of breath, and now my throat feels swollen. Virus or bacterial or other?

Could be: Or could be cardiac pain that is radiating to your neck. Either should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node in neck for about two months, blood in urine for 3 days, and recent shortness of breath. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

Swollen lymph node in neck for about two months, blood in urine for 3 days, and recent shortness of breath. Any ideas as to what's wrong?

See a doctor: The combination of your symptoms suggests you shoule seek medical attention. There are disease that affect your lungs and kidneys together and these should be ruled out if it is truly blood in your urine. ...Read more

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I want to include whey protein in my diet but I read it on internet it cause allergies to some people like swollen throat n shortness of breath occur?

I want to include whey protein in my diet but I read it on internet it cause allergies to some people like swollen throat n shortness of breath occur?

Yes: That is true. However, you can become sensitive to any food you consume too often. Do not consume whey more than twice a week ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...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