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A 43-year-old member asked:

will problems breathing and fever need to be seen by a doctor?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: Breathing is most important. Fever means infection usually. Go see a doctor.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Absolutely: The breathing problems may mean a number of things: an asthma attack (if you have asthma or copd), or perhaps pneumonia (which can also cause your fever). The two together usually is not a good sign, and so seeking medical attention is very important. Waiting too long can cause serious problems.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes...: Any time you have difficulty breathing , you need to be evaluated by a physician since there are benign causes of this but there are also life-threatening causes. If the shortness of breath is severe, call 911 and get to the er. A physician will be able to evaluate and treat you quickly before it gets any worse.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

About once a month, I get problems breathing and fever. Is that ok or bad?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Have it checked: Not usual. Need more background information and testing to identify the cause. Check with your doctor.
A member asked:

Could it be something bad if I have problems breathing and fever?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Breathing problems: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should seek help promptly. If it is associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung. So you should worry.
A member asked:

What does it mean if I have problems breathing and fever?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Pneumonia: Multiple diagnoses, could be pneumonia, bronchitis, or other upper respiratory infection. This depends on your medical history, smoking history, and other factors. I would recommend getting it checked out by physician.

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