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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long can i wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Dont wait: I would not wait any longer, looks like you need professional diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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