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shortness of breath and coughing up phlegm

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
26 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. ... Read More

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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly bronchitis: So see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rosana Millos
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Chances are that you do not have COPD after three years of smoking, unless you smoke 4 packs a day or have other underlying conditions that could pred ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
35 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes but all: your symptoms point to a likely indoor allergy such as dust mite or pet dander. These allergies are potent triggers for asthma. Common medications li ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Would see a doctor asap.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Asthma? Flu?: Being 32, and if you don't smoke, common cause of shortness of breath with cough is asthma, especially if symptoms on going for long periods. Some inf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Post nasal drip: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip.. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and net ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need evaluation: Symptoms of shortness of breath and frequent cough can be related to asthma or other conditions that can affect pregnant women including cardiomyopath ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Koroush Khalighi
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Check for allergies: Is it new or chronic. Has there been a recent cold symptoms Could it be an allergic symptoms If continues you may want to see a doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Either you have it: myocarditis has a specific symptoms and sign. it is not part of the differential diagnosis, for bronchitis ,or asthma, and short of breath. either you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: Please sign off of the internet and get yourself to medical care today.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Shortness of breath: If you are a smoker, quit. If you have fever, consult a doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
I : I am conceerned that you may have asthma. Your history of allergies raises the risk of asthma. Pregnancy will often improve some aspects of asthma but ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: All chest pain needs to be evaluated to make sure it's not serious.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
PFT: If you were my patient i would consider a full pft including total lung capacity and dlco and/or a methacholine challenge test to determine is asthma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Acute bronchitis or: pneumonia could be your problem . Go to an urgent care or er if you can not get a hold of your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
MD: See MD ASAP for xray/EKG, opinion.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Emphysema can present with all of these symptoms. To start to make the diagnosis one needs a chest xray and pulmonary function tests.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: It sounds like you are either having a sinus infection or an asthma flare up. I think you need to see your doctor as soon as possible
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: An inbox consultation is available to further discuss. From your description you may have asthma, but other causes including a pulmonary embolism shou ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
ER ASAP: asthmatic with chest pain, congested, short of breath get to the ER or call the ambulance
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: You must be examined and perhaps need imaging studies and labs. This is not an issue to be dealt with long distance over the internet. Good luck.
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