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Listening to lungs with stethoscope

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not specifically: Asthma is a pattern disease with many features that can overlap with other conditions. A person with true asthma may also be between events, with no l... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Sometimes: but the gold standard of testing are pulmonary function tests. If you are concerned about COPD, see your doctor so they can arrange for whatever testi... Read More
Dr. Brent Peters
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Not likely: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and encompasses the diseases of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Typically when listening with ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Whistling sound: If it is not coming from your lungs, then it must be above your lungs, in the air passages, throat or mouth, even from your teeth.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Himes
Integrative Medicine 41 years experience
Stethoscope: by listening to your heart and lungs, we can hear many possible problems. Heart murmurs, skipped beats, pneumonia, wheezing, etc
A male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Need EKG: of course, the obvious answer is you are in a dreamlike state thinking of a beautiful serene beach with your significant other and that would cause an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Being a smoker doesn't necessarily mean that a doctor can pick it by listening the patient's lungs. Smoking doesn't cause any special audible phenomen... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Lung Evaluations: Yes actually. It is also common to lift the breast away from the chest and to listen underneath the breast to hear the right middle lobe breath sounds... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience
Auscultation : there are sites on line with heart sound recordings to help you but really you need to be taught how to use the stethoscope
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Arrythmia: I would suggest a 12 lead ECG to properly evaluate your rhythm. The possibilities are far and wide, from benign to potentially serious.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Auscultation : Physicians listen to a patients lungs to ensure their breath sounds are clear. Physicians can hear wheezing, crackles, decreased breath sounds and sta... Read More