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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

01/09/2009

Question:

Five years ago I had a third of my right lung removed because of neuro endocrine cancer. During the second year a physical indicated that I had an elevated diaphragm and ever since then I have trouble breathing and get very tired, sometimes with very little activity. There are times when I am active for a few hours and as long as I pace myself I have little problems. Could I have PH and if so could this be the problem of my shortness of breath and being tired???

Answer:

It is hard to say on the information you provide. The symptoms of PH are shortness of breath and fatigue; however, several other conditions my present with the symptoms you are experiencing. I would suggest that you discuss this with your doctor.

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Response by:

Namita   Sood, MD, FCCP Namita Sood, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University