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A 28-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing shortness of breath (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) (unaffected by: psychological stress, lying down) (better by: rest) (unaffected by: sitting upright), sneezing (unaffected by: rec

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Dyspnea: Without other history we can't make a differential diagnosis. Since you're experiencing shortness of breath with exertion and not at rest, possibilities include anemia,lung or heart pathology. A physician would have to take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. If your dyspnea is very severe,go to hospita ER.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
URI: Please let your doctor know. This could be one of a number of infections but COVID 19 is on the differential diagnosi.
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