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partial airway obstruction

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See below: Do you wheeze at times? Find it difficult to exhale? Cough, especially with exposures or exertion? Get a spirometry, or pfts, though they may not be n ... Read More
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Breathing: Dificulties, difficulty swallowing, speech changes. Check with an ENT for an evaluation.

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Airway obstruction: Airway obstruction is anything that blocks the airway and impairs breathing. It can be mucous, a foreign body, a mass or growth, airway collapse, ir ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes and more so: Depends on which kind of obstruction you mean. There is intrinsic, inside the airway(larynx, trachea, bronchus) and extrinsic which is compression of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Many factors: Will be considered in determining mechanical ventilatory needs. However, depending on the severity of copd, we try not to unless all else fails. Once ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It would be: reasonable to be seen by an ENT or Pulmonary specialist in order to define the exact nature of your upper airway obstruction. Then appropriate interve ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION: The toddler will show difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or gasping for air. He will be restless and become cyanotic and if nobody notice the p ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stridor: Stridor is when there is swelling at or just above the larynx causing obstruction to inhalation. Stertor is when the tongue or upper throat tissues ca ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Multiple: Choking, laryngospasm, and epiglottis is can all cause acute upper airway obstruction that is severe!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Trick question?: Choking, epiglottis?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Difficult to say: taken out of context, but it probably means you have slight case of asthma.

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