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Heavy breathing and swelling in face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
User :   u there ?
User :   why r u not typing ?
Doctor :  

Doctor :   the server might be slow
Doctor :   anyway How can I help you?

User :   I am having a strange problem. I feel that I am lazy the whole day these days for last 5-8 days and my breathing is going heavy

Doctor :   ok
User :   anyone there ?
Doctor :   please describe more
User :   Sometimes, I climb just 10-20 stairs and i feel very exhausted. I am 32. pretty healthy but not obese
User :   write something dctor
User :   I do not know whether you are there or not
User :   atleast write ok ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   i typ 4 lines then i get a word from you
Doctor :   the server is very slow
Doctor :   I am chatting with four other patients
User :   cant believe it as i am typing and it is appearing in 1 millisecond
User :   anyway
Doctor :   please bear with us
User :   what do you think it may be
Doctor :   do you have cough / cold
Doctor :   along with breathging difficulty

User :   no no.
Doctor :   ok
User :   just feel like I am breathing heavily. somepeople have commented when i talk over phone that I am gasping for breath
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   di uyou have breathing with exercise
User :   ? mean

User :   pls elaborate
Doctor :   if you doing normal activities
Doctor :   do yo u get short of breath
User :   u there ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   any other times
User :   no. in fact i jog once in a while and go to gym. i anyway pant and sweta there so do not find it abnormal
User :   but I clinb up 2-3 floor office I feel gasping for breath
Doctor :   thats normal in any one
User :   not in normal activities but i in general feel that my heart beat is fater and i am breathing heavily for last 1 week or so
Doctor :   but if you get short of breath while walking, combing your hair brushingteeth
User :   i feel that my heart beat has gone up

User :   no no. no bretahing problem in simple actvities like combing my hair etc
Doctor :   ok do feel dizzy

Doctor :   during any of the activities
Doctor :   What is your occupation
Doctor :   Have you ever consulted a doctor?
Doctor :   for this problems
User :   yes. i feel dizzy sometimes
Doctor :   ok
User :   I am in the field of project architecture in a software company
Doctor :   do you have field work?
User :   not consulted a doctor yet. noticed this from last 1 week or so
User :   not much of field work but product delivery related work at office ?
Doctor :   I feel with these symptoms you
Doctor :   should get physically examined
User :   what do you feel it may be ?
Doctor :   do you feel more tired/ thirsty
Doctor :   any swelling of legs/face

User :   yes. thirsty - very very much
Doctor :   loss of appetite
User :   yes- slight swelling in face. below the eyes- once in a while. no leg swelling. no loss of appetite
User :   in fact i have gained major weight in last 2-3 months
Doctor :   how is your appetite?
User :   appetite is very decent.
User :   no proble. in fact, i tend of over eat many times
Doctor :   do you urinate much frequent/change in frequency
Doctor :   how are your bowels?
User :   i urinate quite frequently. seems more than normal
User :   bowel movement has trouble frequently due to constipation
Doctor :   do you smoke/ drink alcohol
User :   occeasionaly
Doctor :   if any fever
Doctor :   in recent past
User :   had fever a couple of months ago
Doctor :   did you see a doc

Doctor :   for that?
User :   no. it was like viral fever so just consulted a friend doctor and he gave me some medices and i felt alright in 2-3 days
Doctor :   any idea of medication
User :   calpol i guess

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It strongly suggest you get physcially examined by a general
Doctor :   physician
Doctor :   you shoudl get some investigations done
Doctor :   the problem could be anemia which is easily cu8rable
User :   but atleast tell me what you feel. even a tentative basis. it is like a suspense story. i talk to you for 15 mins and i have no idea of why you are sending me for investigations to a doctor
Doctor :   but i cant say at this point of time
Doctor :   YOu could have some anemia due to lack of blood in you
Doctor :   but these symptoms told by you could aggravate within no time
User :   my hands and nails, below the eyes are quite pink
User :   I am healthy.
User :   i dont feel it can be anemia though
Doctor :   sometimes it happens that physical features
Doctor :   cant detect anemia
Doctor :   and quite other possibilites
Doctor :   also
Doctor :   loss of protein due to some infection internally
Doctor :   do you want one of doctors to help you with
User :   are you directing me towards some kidney problem ?
Doctor :   could be also
Doctor :   after infection some kidney respond
Doctor :   by losing protein
Doctor :   and couse dizziness,swelling in face etc
Doctor :   anything I can help you with
User :   ok. then i will try to see a doctor in my area . thanks a lot. it was nice of you. need to go.
User :   bye.thanks
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