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earlier tonight i had a lot of pain in my left ankle and tingling

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earlier tonight i had a lot of pain in my left ankle and tingling in my legs. The pain went away for a while and then tonight after I laid down to bed I had an excruciating sharp pain across the bottom of my foot that came and went. Then a few seconds later i had a sharpness in my chest that wont go away. am i having a pulmonary embolism? as i type my arms are beginning to numb
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Do you have shortness of breath?
Rapid breathing,fast heart rate?
Cough,fever?
Heartburn?
Nausea,vomiting?
Lower back pain?
History of prolonged hours of standing and sitting in same position?
Alcohol and smoking history?
Have you monitored your blood pressure?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?
Swelling in legs,ankles,foot?
Redness,skin discoloration on affected area?

Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

rapid breathing and my heartrate is a little elevated. ive been watching for swelling in my legs and there is maybe a little in my left foot. i am not on an medications. no redness in affected areas, no alcohol or smoking. i am a stay at home mom so i do a lot of sitting

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

no heartburn, no nausea or vomiting. i am getting dizzier as time goes on. the pain in my chest started about 40 minutes ago

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
As per description,you need to be seen by a doctor ASAP for a clinical exam and further undergo EKG,chest auscultation,blood pressure monitoring,Renal function test,Liver function test,Urinalysis.
Potential differential diagnosis may include Lumbar radiculopathy(nerve compression at lumbosacral spine can result in pain,tingling sensation in legs,feet),Stasis dermatitis,Cellulitis,Venous insufficiency,Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Elevate your leg.
And take OTC Claritin and Tylenol.
And if possible visit ER.




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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

okay, so are you saying i should go to the emergency room right now

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
It's advised to visit ER if you have chest pain and it shouldn't be ignored.


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