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Chest infection swelled feet very angry looking cant touch

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Chest infection swelled feet very angry looking cant touch them can't walk temperature
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
thanks for this question Marcella
This is very concerning
This could be a sign of heart failure or infection in the feet called cellulitis
You need to see a doctor right away
A and E might be your only option today
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Patient has a lot of pain in feet sore to touch had a bit of shortage of breath. He has one swollen knee
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
This is a serious infection Marcella
Could also be a gout attack
with the shortness of breath I am worried about heart failure
Go to ER now
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What systems is there that causes heart failure gout or cellitius he has been to 2 doctors got antibiotic for chest and naproxen for gout injection for pain. He can't put feet to ground
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I don't really understand the question but I think you mean how to test for it
For heart failure get a BNP blood test done
For gout get a uric acid level done
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What is GNP blood test what are the symptoms of heart failure
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
It is a BNP not GNP
It is a test to check for heart failure
if elevated it is likely heart failure
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Cancelled question by mistake what is bnp for what are the symptoms for heart failure
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Swollen feet and shortness of breath are classic
I already answered what BNP is for
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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