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My husband. Is having trouble with shortness of breath ,

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Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019
Question: My husband. Is having trouble with shortness of breath, fatigue, and fluid retention ever since abdominal surgery for ruptured ulcer. What do we need to do?Welcome to '
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (57 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Is he still admitted?

Detailed Answer:
Hi Theresadams,

Is your husband still admitted? If so, I suggest you ask the staff at the department. If not, I suggest you take him to your own doctor for a physical examination. These symptoms are suggestive of heart failure, but may also be more temporarily associated with acute surgery.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
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He is not admitted this surgery was done in March of this year and he has since been back in with PE's and now has a filter in place and blood thinners. He has had mild pneumonia and just never has gotten better.
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It sounds like a stroke

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

What you describe sounds like a stroke, was he diagnosed with that? I recommend physical rehabilitation. The state is not necessarily stationary, but may improve gradually and slowly.
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My husband. Is having trouble with shortness of breath ,

Brief Answer: Is he still admitted? Detailed Answer: Hi Theresadams, Is your husband still admitted? If so, I suggest you ask the staff at the department. If not, I suggest you take him to your own doctor for a physical examination. These symptoms are suggestive of heart failure, but may also be more temporarily associated with acute surgery. Please let me know if you have further questions.