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A 20-year-old male asked:

I'm 20 and have shortness of breath what could be causing it ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
There are many cause: You are twenty years old and having shortness of breath.We can not tell you on this site what is causing your symptoms you need to be checked with detailed history and physical examination and some other tests including blood;urine, and if indicated xray chest, ekg and pulmonary function tests it may be from anemia, pulmonary condition like asthma;others and heart problem so make an appt and get chec.

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A 50-year-old female asked:

Will this cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Shortness of breath: It hasn't made me short of breath yet. If you're referring to sinus infection or uri, they can but usually at most very mild. Your question isn't clear as to what 'this' is. As bill clinton said, it all depends on what this is.
A 33-year-old male asked:

Common causes of shortness of breath?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 causes anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure i've forgotten a few.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Bending over causes shortness of breath?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Short of breath: Are you obese, bending over in folks with large abdomens can impair diaphragmatic motion and cause shortness of breath.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could some of my meds cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes but...: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and could be a sign of a big problem. If you are still having the symptom when you read this, go see your doctor or call 911 if the symptoms are severe!

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