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Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. People respond to stress differently. I would talk to your doctor to make sure nothing else causing symptoms. But stress can cause multiple symptoms ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Upper back pain and breathing problems. Are they related? My upper back has been in pain for over 6 months and I've noticed my breathing getting worse

Upper back pain and breathing problems. Are they related? My upper back has been in pain for over 6 months and I've noticed my breathing getting worse

Pleurisy: One possible cause of upper back pain with difficulty breathing could be pleurisy. You should get this examined, though, as it is abnormal to have "breathing problems." see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

Not cancer: What you describe does not at all suggest lung cancer. If you often jump to such dire conclusions, it would be beneficial to address your anxiety by seeing a psychologist. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Difficulty breathing when standing or sitting up since 1 week ago. Better when laying down. Also upper, mid back pain.?

Check it please: Please see a doctor about it
Could be caused by some problems of concerns like pneumothorax (puncture of the lung) or a clot (pulmonary embolism) so please get it checked ...Read more

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I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

I have all flu symptoms in addition to difficulty breathing and severe back pain. Is this normal for the flu?

Difficulty breathing: Acute difficulty breathing requires an urgent visit to the doc. This could indeed be the flu but if it has progressed to this stage it certainly needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing low back pain and reduced spinal flexibility. The following also describe me: Back pain, Fatigue, and Difficulty breathing.?

I am experiencing low back pain and reduced spinal flexibility. The following also describe me: Back pain, Fatigue, and Difficulty breathing.?

Be seen: Certainly would need to be seen and thoroughly evaluated, a good medical checkup is a good place to start. Shortness of breath can have multiple potential causes. Cardiac and pulmonary conditions need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Nausea, chest pains, stomach pain, rumbling in stomach, difficulty breathing, headache, bubbling feeling in stomach, back pain, side pain, what is it?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Stresses of hip osteotomy, gall bladder surgery most likely have caused anxiety.
Other stresses-relationships, concern about pregnancy and finances can cause various physical symptoms.
It is not what you eat
it is what is eating you!
please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of your condition, . ...Read more

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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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Sudden severe back ache, burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Sudden severe back ache, burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Back pain: Can be because of multiple causes, therefore it can be essential for u to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Which pain medications will not cause breathing problems?

Which pain medications will not cause breathing problems?

Only exception: Only exception to opioid class would be Aspirin in individuals who have documented Aspirin induced asthma or bronchospasm which is rare. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause breathing problems?

Do hydrocephalus cause breathing problems?

If bad enough: If mild unlikely, but if severe enough to cause brainstem ischemia, you bet it can. Whole variety of respiratory problems including cheyne-stokes, apneurstic breathing, and even irregular ataxic respirations. If you are having problems contact your doctor now. ...Read more

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What can cause breathing problems in utero?

What can cause breathing problems in utero?

Question is unclear: In utero we do not actually breathe - our needs are met by the transfer of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus across teh placenta. With a problem with the placenta there can be less adequate support for the fetus.

Does this answer your qestion? ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Posture: To breathe efficiently your chest has to expand, both ribs moving and diaphragm descending. If your body posture impedes either or both such as with severe kyphoscoliosis, breathing problems can ensue. ...Read more

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Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes: If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, I see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of back pain between shoulder blades when breathing in?

What can be the cause of back pain between shoulder blades when breathing in?

Pleuritic pain: Pleuritic chest pain (and back pain) indicates an irritation of the inner chest lining. You need to be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Back Pain (Definition)

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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more