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A 73-year-old male asked:

what is a feeling of chest infection with malaise nasal congestion and with no cough phlegm breath shortness which waxes and wanes over years called?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dyspnea is serious: Your symptoms have many possibilities, from simple allergies to a failing heart. This is important for your primary doc to evaluate.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Difficult: Your symptoms could be consistent with chronic sinus disease, chronic bronchitis or a scarring of the airways called bronchiectasis. At a minimum you should have a breathing test (called pfts), a chest scan and a scan of your sinuses. Visiting a pulmonogist would be helpful to explain your illness.

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Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?

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Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors.
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My 11 month old baby's nose is bleeding and mixed with mucous. what should I do? she is on omnicef (cefdinir) for and ear infection.

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I have a real bad headache stuffy nose and a stomach ache whata wrong with me?

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Cold or flu +: It could be many things, but a cold of flu is most likely. If the symptoms persist for more than a couple of days, especially if you have fever, see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

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A member asked:

My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?

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Dr. William A Biermann
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Biopsy when stable: The current studies suggest that there may be a cancer. The source could be the lung or thyroid. This could also be benign, but with the pe it will need further workup. After the pe is stabilized a biopsy is the only way to know.

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