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do i need to keep taking deep breaths every time the doctor listens to my lungs

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Just a few breaths: To help a doctor listen to one's lungs, one can take big breaths through the mouth (without making noises), a few times while the doctor is listening ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lung examination: The doctor will usually tell you when s/he needs you to breath deeply during examination with stethoscope. You can usually breath normally the remain ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Reasonably well: The listening part of the exam is a 1st step. If it's good - there's probably no need for more. If it's bad, a more demanding step like x-ray may be t ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,Zach,she can: tell. You are really focused on your breathhing.YYou seem veryy anxious all the time.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
12 years experience Neurology
Yes: It is due to hyperventilation. Just take slower, fewer breaths.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety: Anxiety may cause shortness of breath but this is characterized by no significant breathing symptoms with activity but the shortness of breath sensati ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Schwartz
15 years experience Clinical Psychology
Breathing & Anxiety: Lungs are clear; that's a very good sign and probably why the psychologist says it's 100% anxiety. The trick with the breathing is perhaps you're TRYI ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This does not sound like a straight forward asthma flare You could be having some complication of asthma or other condition.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Maus
Dr. Erik Maus answered
24 years experience Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Needs exam: A 32 y/o with a sensation of a lump in the throat with negative assessment by ENT/Pulmonary: think about esophageal disease (spasm, reflux, diverticul ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Chest : Chest pain and tachycardia (high heart rate) are serious symptoms that need to be investigated right away. A heart rate of 126 is not normal regardles ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Weaver
Specializes in Family Medicine
ECG: Yes most PCPs have the capability to perform ECG in the office. That would be a more appropriate starting point to evaluate your symptoms unless you ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Chest oppression ???: Your description of the issue is too vague to provide a clear picture of what is going on. A second opinion is certainly something you can pursue. I w ... Read More
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