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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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very bad pains round chest hurts to breath am a diebetic

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very bad pains round chest hurts to breath am a diebetic
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on? Any fever or cough? Any leg swelling?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

about 6hours no fever our swelling

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Carol. If it hurts to take a deep breath then it isn't likely cardiac but considering your age and your diabetes, I can't in good conscience ever say that it couldn't be your heart. It may instead be a pulmonary embolus--a clot in a lung vein from a clot in your leg. Finally, even without a cough or a fever it could be pneumonia. All that said, you need to get to the A&E right away or at least immediately get in touch with your doctor. You need an EKG, a chest x-ray, blood work, and a ct scan of your chest just as soon as possible.