A 81-year-old male asked:
what are causes of shortness of breath?
i have had a nuclear stress test. an echo gram test?
my heart center tests reveal all test are acceptable.
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Asthma or COPD: If you have had a normal cardiac work up, it sounds like a lung problem, such as COPD or asthma. At your age, i would be surprised by asthma that has never given you trouble before, but COPD often gets worse as you get older. If you smoke, stop immediately. See your doctor for appropriate meds.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Sleep apnea: Another possibility is sleep apnea, and increasingly frequently recognized problem with breathing while you are asleep. Talk to your doctor to see if you might be at risk. Common symptoms include snoring, shortness of breath, feeling tired, needing naps and waking with a headache.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Since I became pregnant, i've had major breakouts. Is there anything I can do to make sure I don't get acne scars?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Benzoyl peroxide: Most of the OTC skin products for acne are safe in pregnancy. Simple soap and water works great, as long as you understand that the high Progesterone levels in the first trimester are the cause for acne -- by the end of the third month, most major flare-ups are over.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
I didn't realize I had a bladder infection for some time, could this hurt my fetus?
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Could I be pregnant if I had spotting the first day then light bleeding the next two days ?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you had sex in ethe last month? If so do a pregnancy test and find out
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Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:
If I have had one seizure in the past is it safe to undergo a light hypnosis for anxiety I do take Dilantin which is a untheroputic level?
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get off it: Dilantin should be relegated to history. It is an old drug of high toxicity and major problems with use. Talk to your doctor about getting off or at least changing to a newer and safer seizure medication.
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Last updated Sep 12, 2020
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