How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 35545
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

Why is my Mum's breathing deep rapid & noisy whilst she

This answer was rated:

Why is my Mum's breathing deep rapid & noisy whilst she sitting up

Hello Vanessa I'm Dr Chip

How long has this been going on?

Does she have any other medical conditions?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It's happened the past few days, but worse tonight.
She has inoperable Vulva Cancer, has a syringe driver with anti sickness, just completed a 6 weeks course of chemotherapy & Radiotherapy

Is she wheezing and does she have any problem with her heart?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No wheezing, I understand she has a heart murmur, she used to take blood pressure tablet, for high blood pressure, but since having bowel cancer & had surgery on December 2016 she has a stoma bag, & that tablet would be whole in her stoma bag,so her medical team have taken her off of her blood pressure medication.

Any cough or fever?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No neither


Two possibilities here--pneumonia even without the cough or the fever--or more likely she's in congestive heart failure

She needs to see her doctor right away for and exam, EKG, and a chest x-ray

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What is EKG?

Also called an ECG--where they put leads on your chest and use a machine to check out your heart rate and rhythm

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, she seemed to have settled for now. Thank you for your advice.

My pleasure but her doctor still should check this out

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you Vanessa

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I'm a 43 yr old female looking after my Mum 24/7.
I've not felt well especially this weekend.
My Blood pressure when resting on Saturday was 146/105.
Today whilst resting it was 150/101 should I be concerned?

That's really a new question and we can discuss it once you've rated my service to you

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How do I do that please?

Just click on the 5 star excellent rating icon at the bottom of this page

Dr. Chip and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you


Do you have a high blood pressure problem?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not that I'm aware of.

And what did you mean by not feeling well?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Nausea all the time, very thirsty, passing a lot of clear urine & extremely tired.


I can only give you my thoughts here but that blood pressure is dangerously high and needs to be treated

But it also sounds like you may have untreated diabetes with a high blood sugar level

So you really need to see a doctor as soon as possible

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I have a random blood sugar test on Saturday which was 5.4

You mean yesterday? Was your blood pressure that high then?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I had only drank water, eat 3 spoons of cornflakes & eaten mint sweets to help with the nausea.
Do you think the mint sweets could have given a false reading?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
my blood pressure was 146/105 on Saturday

Then we're not talking diabetes here but your blood pressure definitely will require medication

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thank you.

My pleasure

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I've had 4 loads of bright yellow diarrhea over night & my blood pressure at 8am was 157/107.
What does this all mean?

Vanessa we need a new question page if we're going to discuss the diarrhea