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Weakness, tightness in chest with pain on deep breathing, painful swelling around ankle, breathlessness. Treatment required?

hi i,m a 44 year old mother of 5. i,ve been feeling weak and my chest feels tight and painful when i take a deep breath. i also have a painful swelling around my left ankle. i get a pins and needles sensation across the front of my chest and i get very breathless . i,m a very active person (hence looking after my family). please can u advise me whether to see my gp
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
With these chest symptoms that you are experiencing, I think that you should visit your GP. You may possibly be suffering from asthma which can be helped with inhalers.
This does not explain your ankle swelling but I think that you would benefit from your GP examining your ankle. As you are active you may have inadvertently twisted your ankle without noticing it.
Dr K A Pottinger
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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