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Hi my name is Judy. My left foot and ankle

Hi my name is Judy. My left foot and ankle have been swollen for several months and it does not go down overnight. My right foot swells occasionally. I’ve also had tightening of my chest to the point I can’t talk without coughing. I also have shortness of breath. I am not hypertensive, I am not diabetic, nor do I have high cholesterol. My EKG and Doppler of my legs are normal. My BUN and Cr. Are normal. I have asthma and it has gotten worse over the last year so it’s hard to tell what’s going on from a respiratory stand point. I am not tachycardic.
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
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