My husband is on dialysis. Which he does at home. Peritoneal. He has not been well at all for a few months. He is short of breath. But at the hospital they could not find out why. He now has a burning sensation in his back. It hurts for him to lie down for very long. I was wondering what this could be from. A trip to the emergency was useless today. They did nothing. If they were going to do anything it was taking them to long. If anyone can give me an idea what is going on with him. He has been on dialysis for about 3 years now.
He is also diabetic and has a bad heart. He is ineligible for a transplant because of his heart.
Shortness of breath could be due to his cardiac condition. In cardiac disorders there is inadequate pumping of blood and in lung disorders there is inadequate oxygenation. Symptoms are usually aggravated with exercise in cardiac disorders. Sometimes angina or chest pain is also referred to the back. So please consult your primary care physician who may ask for an EKG or a treadmill test to rule out a cardiac cause for the pain.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.