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A 24-year-old female asked:

7 days have felt short of breath. ekg, peak flow, and pulse ox all normal. chest feels tight and hard to get a deep satisfying breath. is this anxiety?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Short of breath: Have you had upper respiratory infection recently? Any injury to chest wall? I would certainly not rule out anxiety but usually this does not cause pain with deep breath. I would want to see a chest X-ray done too.

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Last updated May 5, 2017

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