Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension do not always appear right away. Symptoms include:
Shortness of breath with everyday activities
Fatigue (feeling very tired)
Dizziness or fainting
Swelling in the ankles, legs or abdomen (stomach area)
Blue color around the lips or in the skin (also called cyanosis)
If the doctor is not sure of the cause, it is called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.
Rev. 3/2018. Reviewed by the MGHfC Family Advisory Council. This webpage is intended to provide health information so that you can be better informed. It is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treatment of any medical conditions.