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dry cough and shortness of breath

A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pneumothorax: Your symptoms are unlikely to be a hemathorax (blood in chest cavity) or pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity) though not impossible. With a resid ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Posterior drip: what you are describing is typical of posterior nasal drip. while you are asleep, the posterior nasal drip will irritate your throat, and your vocal c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Roberts
36 years experience Rheumatology
Right heart cath: An ECHO is a reasonable screening tool for people at risk of having pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) including those with Lupus, however most exper ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hmmm: Especially during times w/ chest pain - don't smoke at all! Also, if you've tried various OTC symptom relief and drinking lots of water, gargling, res ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Exercise-induced ast: ... asthma (or EIA) jumps to mind as a possible cause of your symptoms, given your age. However, there are many other causes of cough & shortness ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Breathing robl: Yes you should be concerned. Consult your medical doctor, giving him your symptoms and travel history.He will advise you how to proceed.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See physician: Asthma can present like this, rather than with wheezing. A number of lung problems can have only a dry cough as you do. See your physician. An eval ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be several things, from an infection to more chronic lung diseases. If pneumonia, it sounded atypical at first, but you may be getting an inf ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia: it sounds like you are drowning! More than likely you have pneumonia. There are many types and your protracted course suggests a mycoplasma infect ... Read More
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