A 32-year-old female asked:
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husband had a trach removed a few months ago. now has shortness of breath, and feels like something is in his throat. has discomfort.why?

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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Tracheal obstruction: Why the tracheostomy? for how long was in, what do you mean few months? He needs to go today to have an endoscopy done. Call the Dr. who managed or did the tracheostomy. What he has is progressive obstruction of the tracheal lumen. He may require an endotracheal tube placed, or a new tracheostomy. The treatment is done with laser removing the granulation tissue which resulted from the tracheal irr
Answered on Oct 12, 2015
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Throat sx: Husband needs to be examined to see what is going on. There are many possibilities.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See pulmonary: doctor and be checked.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015

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