Breast reduction short breath/breathing problems. Any suggestions?

Hi Guys,I'm 5days post OP.. I cannot walk around the house without running out of air. I'm asthmatic but I find myself using the pump more than ever... I can't even sit strait watching tv.I feel dizzy and weak I can only breathe properly lying in my back on the bed, is this normal? I don't have any pains,I still have my drains will remove in two days. Please help.

Doctor Answers 1

Shortness of breath after surgery

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Go to the emergency room!  

You may have a pulmonary embolus which can occur in patients who have had a lengthy general anesthetic or prolonged period of immobility.  This can be serious and cause health problems, even death.  

I'll keep this short.  You should already be on your way to get this checked out!


San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

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