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Suggest Treatment For Shortness Of Breath, Cough And Profuse Sweating

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Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Question: I recently had anterior surgery on my neck for a pinched spinal column. Since then for about 1 week I have a deep whooping like cough, profuse sweating and shortness of breath, weakness and terrible lower back pain as well as dark reddish colored urine.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get done PFT and urine microscopic examination.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic.
I can understand your concern.

Neck surgeries can cause phrenic nerve damage and diaphragmatic palsy.
This can cause such coughing and breathing difficulty.

So please get done PFT to identify any decrease in the lung functions.
Also, get done chest X-ray to rule out lung infection.

For urinary symptoms get done the urinary microscopic examination to rule out urine infection.

Please let me know if there's any history of diabetes.

I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
Thanks.


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Suggest Treatment For Shortness Of Breath, Cough And Profuse Sweating

Brief Answer: Get done PFT and urine microscopic examination. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic. I can understand your concern. Neck surgeries can cause phrenic nerve damage and diaphragmatic palsy. This can cause such coughing and breathing difficulty. So please get done PFT to identify any decrease in the lung functions. Also, get done chest X-ray to rule out lung infection. For urinary symptoms get done the urinary microscopic examination to rule out urine infection. Please let me know if there's any history of diabetes. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.