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Shortness of breath, ankle swelling. Why?

I gave up smoking last November over the last 6 weeks or so I have suffered with with what feels like a shortness of breath but no cough (although I do feel like I need to) in the last week my right ankle has started to swell slightly but not all the time - other than these symptoms I feel quite okay - what could be wrong?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Your shortness of breath could be a withdrawal symptom of leaving smoking , after using if for years ? OR you have COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a prolong use of smoking even though you have left it.

Swelling of right ankle that is non painful could be gout , chronic venous insufficiency.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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