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Posted : October 10, 2006
Shortness of breath /unable to breath after Laparotomy
I under went a Laparotomy
in April this year and since then have suffered from shortness of breath on occassions ,I have dived several times down to 14 meters and recently in the balck sea ,down to 12 mtrs .

I am enrolled in the open water PADI course and was diving on Sunday ,could not breath
Posted : October 10, 2006
Then you need to see a diving doc to check your lungs with a spirometer, so do not dive until you have done this.
To make an appointment, please call 02078064028.
However lines do get busy in the morning so afternoon is the best time to
Alternatively you can make an appointment request online:
and you will recieve a response that working day.
And to find our location please look here:
Tube is the easiest way of getting here, as we are 30 seconds walk.
Dr Jules Eden
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
Additional Comment

Posted : October 16, 2006 by - Buster0158
Thank you for your prompt responce , I have stopped Diving and have seen Dr. King.

NO Diving at the moment till problem identified .

Thank you for your assistance and advice

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