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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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I have COPD and lately I have been having trouble when I

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Hi I have COPD and lately I have been having trouble when I take deep breaths or even shallow breathing. Pain gets worse at night when I lay on my left side. The pain radiates deep into the back and was just on the left side of my back and now has move to both sides. I have had more shortness of breath and persistent light cough?
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Customer: In January after angieogram I was care flighted back to ER with a possible PE but they did not see one on the CT. but since then this issue has been progressing.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Go to the ER now.

This can be


partially collapsed lung

refractory copd treatment


Shearing of a great vessel in the chest


Other heart problem.

Don't wait on this.

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