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Had a nuclear stress test after pneumonia recovery. Short of breath,sore chest and throat, cough after the treadmill test. Normal?

Earlier today I had a nuclear stress test. I am 44 and overweight but the stress test was ordered for follow-up after a long bout with pneumonia . Anyway, the treadmill started going too fast and I got very short of breath. The technician stopped the test but afterwards, I couldn t catch my breath, started coughing hard, and I now have a very sore throat , sore chest (to the touch, not inside) and a deep non-productive cough that hurts a great deal. Is this just par for the course with a stress test?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Your symptoms could be as a result of exercise during the stress test but i would suggest that once you recover from sore throat and sore chest you must get a PFT done to rule out asthma/COPD. You should also consult a cardiologist to assess your heart condition. Overweight can also be the cause of shortness of breath so pl take care of that too.
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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