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What to test for? Left foot/ankle swelling/dotted rash, short of breath(esp. w/exertion),cough,tired

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 14, 2014
  • 05:33 PM

Cannot take in or blow out a lot of air (had to do multiple tries on spirometer test), recent chest pain/discomfort, extreme fatigue. Dry cough, but have some mucus--especially waking or with exertion. History of venous insufficiency, asthma, overweight. I'm only 49, but feel like 80, and interfering with life. Is this pulmonary, cardiac, or venous? I have limited income, so want to choose testing carefully! Please help!

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