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Urgent help needed for a friend.. Her query - I am thalassemia positive.. have thyroid (under 25mcg)medications. It's been week I feel breathless..it started at night so I thought it's due to HhOmega medicine which is supplemente for iron as I Cnt take iron pills coz of rich iron level in blood.. but now this heavy breathing has become regular at day time too.

Nowadays m having cold n mild cough so is this breathless feeling is due to any of above reasons or is it normal.. I have got my rft1/tsh test done all fine. Shared with gyen so she has advised for blood transfusion due to 9.5cbc... n low cbc can be reason for this condition..

She also said if this continues after transfusion Too thn I need to get some ctscan to see if lungs are performing well..thr is no blood blockages which I can happen in thalassemia condition..

I feel more fatigue and tired.. seems no energy left.. n this feeling of short of air around me makes me feel more uncomfortable... bp too is keeping low (Generally too bo remains low..never gone high) asha chaudhry plz tag some doctors



Dr. Payal M Priya Sood tag some doc who can help on this

hey. it doesnt say here if shes pregnant /weeks.
anyways, she needs to get a checkup.
im not ok with a blood transfusion fr 9.5 hb ( uve written cbc but u mean Hb right?)
breathlessness has a lot of causes, some r minor but some need urgent attention.
CT scan can diagnose a condition where there r blocks in the blood vessels of the lungs.
but we don't know abt any more details of her case to suspect such a big condition.
(if her doc suspects this- she needs a scan right away).

pls ask her to visit another hospital without delay, where she can get the necessary opinions and tests done. a chest physician or general physician can help.
do update here how shes doing

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa pls

Dr. Payal M she is pregnant and still have two months to go

in tht case she needs a proper examination to see if there's anything major going on or this is pregnancy related or can be dealt with later.
a CT scan is not done in pregnant state unless absolutely there is no other option.
shes been feeling unwell fr a week now, i would get a second opinion.


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