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What causes breathing difficulty? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Apr-2014
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User:I have a quivery feeling in my chest. Heart rate seems to be O.K. but I almost feel out of breath.
Doctor:Hello
User:Hi
Doctor:Since when do you have this feeling
User:pretty much constant
Doctor:Since how many days or months?
Doctor:when did you notice it first?
User:about a week now. Before that it was only occasional.
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:can you describe it more?
Doctor:like is it only breathlessness or is it like a pain?
User:No, its not painful just like its breathlessness and feels quivery in my chest/torso
Doctor:By quivery you mean kind of shakiness
Doctor:?
User:Yes, inside
Doctor:or is it like, you feel your heart beating against your chest?
Doctor:is it rhythmic like a heart beat? I mean regular?
User:more like something is moving around
User:no not rythmic not regular just shakey
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:and the breathlessness is since only a week right?
User:Yes
Doctor:Your symptoms are not very specific to any disease condition
Doctor:I would advice you to get yourself examined
Doctor:it is difficult to come to any conclusion without examination
Doctor:and also, I would like you to get an X-ray chest and echocardiogram done
Doctor:to rule out heart or lung related causes
Doctor:breathlessness can be due to heart as well as lung problems
User:I have made an appointment with my Dr. but not until Tuesday I'll try to wait until then I just wanted to make sure you didn't think it was something to get looked at immediately.
Doctor:Since you have been having this since a week, I guess you can wait till Tuesday
Doctor:however, if the breathlessness gets worse, then you should go to an ER
User:O.K. thank you that eases my mind a bit. thanks for your help.
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:No, thats it thank you
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me here
Doctor:have a good day ahead
User:You too--maybe its just that winter won't go away for us.
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:bye for now
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