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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Srinivas Mummadi
17 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Chest tightness and wheezing are typical presentations of asthma. With your current symptoms, i would suggest you seek medical attention right away.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Possibly: "tightness of chest" can be used to describe a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, bronchocnstriction(asthma), intercostal muscle str ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rosenfield
22 years experience Family Medicine
Could be asthma: Symptoms of cough that occur in cold air or at night could signal some mild asthma or allergies developing. See is being in warm bathroom with shower ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possible COPD: Prolonged smoking can lead to irreversible changes in the lung resulting in COPD/emphysema. You should see your physician for evaluation. Evaluation ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. A doctor can check to see what might be goi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
Reflex: Seems to be reflex disease if no fever. Any relation to food?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lung: could be bronchitis or cough variant asthma. Check it out with your doctor
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: It is not uncommon to have inflammation in the joints of the breastbone where the ribs attached (called costochondritis) for many weeks after a bout o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If lung and heart: evaluations are completely normal, next area to look is esophageal disorders such as GERD. Follow your doctor's advice regarding further tests.

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