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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms
Question: Chest pain
|jenay0721 - Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:25 pm||
I am 31 years old with Multiple Sclerosis. Yesterday I woke up with swollen hands and feet. Today the edema is worse and I now have a tightness in my chest with neck and shoulder pain and shortness of breath. Do you feel that this is cardiac related and what should I do? Thank you in advance.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:07 am||
Swelling of the hands and feet as well as shortness of breath are some of the symptoms of congestive heart failure. Have you also, along with these symptoms, had a weight gain of for instance 3 to 5 lbs. in a short amount of time such as a week or so? You should be evaluated by your doctor to see if this if this could possibly be the problem.
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