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Have had a lot of wheezing and chest tightness. Have pacemaker placed. Feeling dizzy and nauseous. Concerned

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Dr. Monika Choudhary


Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 9 Oct 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: the last few weeks i have had alot of wheezing and chest tightness the last two days i have started having a cough with alot of phlegm and a metallic taste in my mouth. when i cough my chest feels tighter and i get really light headed and dizzy. I had a collapsed lung following a thorascopic cardiac ablation and pacemaker placement a year ago and required two weeks in icu on a ventilator and chest tube. i ran a low grade fever yesterday but after tylenol it went away. I have been very weak not really able to do much the last few days when i try to walk around or stand for any period of time i get extremely light headed dizzy and neasous.
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
You are quite sick and should go to ER as soon as possible.
The cough, lots of sputum with metallic test in mouth along with fever; all of these symptoms suggest strong possibility of pneumonia.
You should get X XXXXXXX Chest, CBC and an ECHO and get reviewed by an physician as soon as possible.
I hope your query has been answered. I will be happy to solve your further queries. In case you are satisfied with my answer, please close the discussion and put a rating for it.
Dr.Monika Choudhary

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