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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 condition could have abd pain/swelling, severe fatigue/weakness, shortness of breath, headache, and absence of menstrual period (not pregnant) Ty?

What condition could have abd pain/swelling, severe fatigue/weakness, shortness of breath, headache, and absence of menstrual period (not pregnant) Ty?

Possible menopause: This could be a sign of early menopause. You are a bit young, but menopause can be a procees that can go on for a few years. You can have hormone levels checked to see if it is. You could also have thyroid disease, and this could be checked with hormone levels, too. ...Read more

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My vitamin B12 level is 118, but RBC and hemoglobin are normal. Is it this anemia? I have weakness, fatigue, palpitation, shortness of breath, neuropathy

My vitamin B12 level is 118, but RBC and hemoglobin are normal. Is it this anemia? I have weakness, fatigue, palpitation, shortness of breath, neuropathy

Remember: You don't have to be anemic to have vitamin B12 deficiency. Your issues very much could be related to vitamin B12 deficiency without a complicating anemia. You should review supplementation with your doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

Extreme weakness and fatigue muscle achy shortness of breath pressure in chest and neck digestive issues skin problems hair loss migraine dbl vision?

See a physician.: Just the double vision is of such a concern that if that was your only symptom, I would advise you to see a physician. shortness of breath and chest pressure is another indication to see a doc. Perhaps all this is anxiety, but you must have this evaluated medically. ...Read more

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I've had extreme fatigue for almost a year, accompanied by dizzy spells, muscle cramps or weakness daily, and now I'm experiencing shortness of breath?

I've had extreme fatigue for almost a year, accompanied by dizzy spells, muscle cramps or weakness daily, and now I'm experiencing shortness of breath?

Many causes: You have significant symptoms for long. These can be due to hormonal imbalance, vitamin deficiencies, heart, liver or kidney problems amongst other reasons. I urge you to see your family doctor as soon as possible. Best wishes ...Read more

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Red blood in stool, shortness of breath, headache, weakness and tiredness all for 2 weeks. Cant carry even 10 kg. However normal bp. Possibe reasons?

Red blood in stool, shortness of breath, headache, weakness and tiredness all for 2 weeks. Cant carry even 10 kg. However normal bp. Possibe reasons?

See your doctor: Anemia from your rectal bleeding is high on my list of diagnosis. You have to see your doctor asap. The low red blood cell count (anemia) may be causing all your symptoms. Go in today if you can. The reason for your rectal bleeding needs to be investigated. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, whiplash, anxiety, arm numbness, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, feel really weak/fatigued, lack of motivation, feel faint, pleasehelp?

Wow, too complex: Mentioning whiplash suggests u had an injury? Whiplash is graded based upon the extent of "systemic symptoms". These (dizzy/faint, nausea, headaches, etc) result from unbalance sympathetic nervous system response to the "shock" of the injury. More serious injuries need to be ruled out however. ...Read more

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Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Having dizziness and leg weakness and some shortness of breath what could it be?

Dizziness: Dizziness could be low bp/ low sugar. If you have associated sob, you might need echocardiogram for heart evaluation, esp if u feel lower legs swollen. You might need TSH and electrolytes checked for leg weakness. ...Read more

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I have weakness in my legs and extreme shortness of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with mg 20 years ago.?

I have weakness in my legs and extreme shortness of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with mg 20 years ago.?

Rule out heart dz: Despite the previous diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, for which I hope you are at least under observation, the new shortness of breath should prompt a physician's office visit to look for heart disease or pulmonary vascular or parenchymal disease. I am very glad that you are exercising and want to continue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden weakness, dizziness and sleepiness with shortness of breath.

Short of breath: The shortness of breath worries me. I would go seek help immediately. Feel better. ...Read more

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I'm on Xeralto for about a week now& think my calve& rt leg weakness, shortness of breath are reactions? 2nd CTW/dye showed clot gone after 2days. Help?

I'm on Xeralto for about a week now& think my calve& rt leg weakness, shortness of breath are reactions? 2nd CTW/dye showed clot gone after 2days. Help?

Caution advised: The highest recurrence rate of PE and DVT is in the first 3 weeks. Your symptoms are atypical for Xarelto side effects. I assume you had a PE with a calf vein source for the clot. The clot is not "gone" it is broken up and further downstream. This will give you shortness of breath and the original clot will give you calf pain. Discuss this with your doctor but stopping the Xarelto now is unwise. ...Read more

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How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

I feel heavy or tightness on my left chest and numbness on my left arm, then shortness of breath and weakness?

Go to ER: Cannot tell you over internet what cause is, however it is concerning for possibly originating from your heart, so you need to go to the er for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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I been having shortness of breath for approx 4 days, the feeling to inhale deeply, dry cough, weakness, sometimes chest and back pain?

Shortness of breath: Hi, I suggest that you see your provider for evaluation, having shortness of breath with deep breathing is not normal and could be a sign of infection in lung. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath for approx 4 days, the feeling to inhale deeply, dry cough, weakness, sometimes chest and back pain? Should I go to Emergency?

Shortness of breath for approx 4 days, the feeling to inhale deeply, dry cough, weakness, sometimes chest and back pain? Should I go to Emergency?

Shortness of breath: Yes. If you have to ask the question, then trust your instincts and go to the emergency room. Four days with shortness of breath requires medical attention. ...Read more

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I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath.?

I have episodes of extreme weakness in my arms and legs resulting in very slow gait, difficulty lifting and sometimes have shortness of breath.?

Concerning: Without having more information, it is hard to know what the problem is but it needs to be checked out with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath, warm sensation all over and sweating with rapid heart beat and weakness?

What causes shortness of breath, warm sensation all over and sweating with rapid heart beat and weakness?

A lot of things can: Many things can cause these symptoms from anxiety, asthma, heart disease, thyroid disease, chemical imbalances, etc... Please talk to your primary care physician about your symptoms as it can be serious. ...Read more

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Non stop, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headaches and now shortness of breath for ten days. Should I go to the hospital? Any advice?

Non stop, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headaches and now shortness of breath for ten days. Should I go to the hospital? Any advice?

Nausea/vomiting: Symptoms could all be attributed to a virus. Concerned about nausea and vomiting especially if you are unable to keep anything down as this can lead to dehydration which does warrant a hospital visit for IV fluids. In the absence of intractable vomiting, symptoms can likely be managed conservatively at home. Viral symptoms can last up to 2 weeks before you start to get better. ...Read more

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What does a high WBC count n ESR along with weeklong fever, chills, weakness, coughing n wheezing n mild shortness of breath indicative of?

What does a high WBC count n ESR along with weeklong fever, chills, weakness, coughing n wheezing n mild shortness of breath indicative of?

Infection....: The elevated WBC and sed rate, in combination with your symptoms, indicates you have an infection. The coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath indicates the infection is likely respiratory, like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. The other symptoms, like weakness, fever and chills are more general signs of infection. You need treatment so see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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I’ve been suffering from shortness of breath, being lightheaded, pins and needles, general weakness especially after eating and alcoholic beverages?

The diversity of: Your symptoms defies the ability to provide a definitive diagnosis. You need an examination and some blood work to nail it down. Make an appointment with a general practitioner for evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently had a D & C and was fine before it. It's 6 wks past. I've had extreme weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue after bowel movements & nausea.

Recently had a D & C and was fine before it. It's 6 wks past. I've had extreme weakness, shortness of breath, fatigue after bowel movements & nausea.

Weakness: You need to go to the emergency department. The symptoms might be related to the D+C or be something else. You need an evaluation now. ...Read more

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34yo w/itchy throat & cough; malaise, weakness & noticed shortness of breath & heart weakness. Has gen anxiety but noticed difference last few days.

34yo w/itchy throat & cough; malaise, weakness & noticed shortness of breath & heart weakness. Has gen anxiety but noticed difference last few days.

Yes??: And what happened to you in your life a few days ago as thugs got worse? You are describing a classic generalized anxiety disorder. Dr. Freud had a lot of these in old Wien. There are a number of good meds to help you get through this but there are plenty of good therapists in this country too. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I am experiencing chills, leg weakness, shaking hands or tremor, clammy hands, shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psych...

I am experiencing chills, leg weakness, shaking hands or tremor, clammy hands, shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psych...

Go to the ER: I highly recommend you get immediate medical attention for this symptoms. It seems you have mentioned psych meds? (in the title) and you may be having a very severe and potentially dangerous reaction!
Please seek urgent care. Be well. ...Read more

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Why does my GERD attacks during night? Mostly 7pm onwards? Feeling gas trapped in ny throat, weakness, shortness of breath. Burping will relieved symptoms

Why does my GERD attacks during night? Mostly 7pm onwards? Feeling gas trapped in ny throat, weakness, shortness of breath. Burping will relieved symptoms

Night GERD attacks: You have greater symptoms of gerd at night as you as lying in pain, normally in a supine position. If you are consistently taking drugs similar to Prilosec (p), you should be symptom free with daily dosing. You may have severe gerd and my need to take twice a day. Speak to your physician about your problem. ...Read more

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Palpable&tender lymph nodes (armpits), left leg:tender warm spot thigh, mild weakness, left shoulder:ache, shortness of breath. Ck level 195. Cancer?

Palpable&tender lymph nodes (armpits), left leg:tender warm spot thigh, mild weakness, left shoulder:ache, shortness of breath. Ck level 195. Cancer?

Seek a Consultation..: Hello,
Be safe and go get check out by your PCP/specialist if you have this worry so you can be put at ease. Feel Well! ...Read more

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8196 abs (n) WBC 12.4 MCH 26.7 RDW 17.2 32 days suffered debilitating headache itchy skin (after bath) blurry vision dizzy jaw pain weakness night sweets shortness of breath bloated lft side no answer?

8196 abs (n) WBC 12.4 MCH 26.7 RDW 17.2 32 days suffered debilitating headache itchy skin (after bath) blurry vision dizzy jaw pain weakness night sweets shortness of breath bloated lft side no answer?

Cardiac check up: C/o chest pain along with the pain inthe left side of jaw, without any evidence of any problems related to teeth or jaw directly, may be indicative of angina.Please consult your cardiologist ; get complete cardiac check up. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

I have flu like symptoms months. Also shortness of breath, weakness, brain fog, light headed, tired, anxiety, sore throat for the last 9.5 months?

This may not be: The right forum to find out what is wrong with you. It should be a doctor's office which can do tests for all the symptoms that you have, labs, xr. It is just difficult to make a diagnosis with nothing to start from. Please visit your doctor and discuss all your symptoms and clarify them to him/her so work up can be facilitated. ...Read more

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I have continuous episodes of fatigue/shortness of breath throughout the day?

Multiple factors.: Many things can cause these symptoms. Simple sleep apnea to anemia.
Not sure about physical condition either based on questions. I would see your md and follow up on labs and possible sleep apnea. Sometimes if a partner in bed snores this may also keep you up. Need more info. ...Read more