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Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Can unilateral tonsil swelling of grade 2 size cause difficulty breathing?

Tonsil swelling: Generally not unilateral 2+ size. But it may be an indication of other problems. You should see you physician soon for a complete exam. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils were removed is she eligible for disability?

My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils were removed is she eligible for disability?

You're kidding?? .: Disability issues are determined on a state by state basis. Such medical issues are common in early childhood & resolve as a kid grows older. Why a kid would be considered disabled because of routine childhood illness is a bit much to consider. ...Read more

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My tonsils are the nodes under my mouth right? They seem swollen. I have been having difficulty breathing like there is some resistance when inhaling,

My tonsils are the nodes under my mouth right? They seem swollen. I have been having difficulty breathing like there is some resistance when inhaling,

Tonsils are inside: Tonsils are located inside the mouth in the back of the throat on either sides. If your lymph nodes in your neck are swollen these can be due to tonsillitis due to lymphatic drainage to out side lymph nodes. Difficulty in inhaling can be due to enlarged tonsils. Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...

I am experiencing swollen tonsils, nasal congestion, difficulty sleeping and difficulty breathing (worsened by: after exercise, lying flat) (quali...

Swollen tonsils: Swollen tonsils can be due to many things: did you have a cold recently? Allergies? Fevers? What is your diet like? We can help. Send answers. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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52 yr woman has difficulty breathing for the last 3 days. Needs to take deep breaths thru mouth abt 5-6 times per hour. Suspects it started after lif?

52 yr woman has difficulty breathing for the last 3 days. Needs to take deep breaths thru mouth abt 5-6 times per hour. Suspects it started after lif?

Could be 3 things: I am sorry I could not understand lie?

1. It could be anxiety. you may be just sighing.
2. U did not tell me if u are wheezing, it could be asthma
3. though less likely, it could be Congestive heart failure.
u got to be examined by an MD ...Read more

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What could be wrong if I have a soft patch on the roof of my mouth accompanied by difficulty breathing?

What could be wrong if I have a soft patch on the roof of my mouth accompanied by difficulty breathing?

Airway: Everyone has a hard part and a soft part of the palate (roof of the mouth). If you are having trouble breathing you should see a doctor right away. There are many conditions that could cause this, including airway obstruction in the back of the mouth and throat, lung disease, and heart disease. I would need more details to begin figuring which it is. You should be seen. ...Read more

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Had a good cry after being suppressed for 2mths. Having dry mouth and difficulty breathing after. Chest area hurts. What helps to relieve discomfort?

Had a good cry after being suppressed for 2mths. Having dry mouth and difficulty breathing after. Chest area hurts. What helps to relieve discomfort?

Your difficulty: With breathing likely related to emotional stress causing hyperventilation. Try to consciously take slow deep breaths. For the dry mouth drink water. If you have chest discomfort from crying and sobbing take ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptom relief due to chest muscle soreness ...Read more

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I have had this cough for about 2 weeks and I either keep gagging or I throw up in my mouth, I also have difficulty breathing sometimes what is it?

I have had this cough for about 2 weeks and I either keep gagging or I throw up in my mouth, I also have difficulty breathing sometimes what is it?

Cough: It really depends. But it is obvious it is causing you some degree of discomfort. Your cough could run the gamut based on age, severity, triggers, chronic conditions. Without much more information I am leery of giving you a definitive answer. Please follow up with a physician. ...Read more

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My mouth tests salty and burning feeling on my left side of my stomach. Also at night I feel pain on my chest and difficulty breathing, I am worried.

My mouth tests salty and burning feeling on my left side of my stomach. Also at night I feel pain on my chest and difficulty breathing, I am worried.

See a doctor: Health care has always, and will always be best delivered in the doctor's office. Advice can come online, but healthcare comes face to face. This could be anything from reflux, to heart disease to something wierd, but at your age, reflux sounds the most likely. See a doctor, please. ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty breathing with my mouth and I feel pain in the back of my throat. What symptoms are these?

I'm having difficulty breathing with my mouth and I feel pain in the back of my throat. What symptoms are these?

Sore throat: You could have tonsillitis or something more serious if you are having trouble breathing and more than a little trouble swallowing. You need to be checked. ...Read more

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Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Can it cause difficulty breathing? And nauseous?

Sure: See your doc ASAP. No reason to wait. Difficulties with breathing can be ominous.

No procrastinating. Check with your doc and good luck. ...Read more

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What causes tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing?

What causes tightness in the chest and difficulty breathing?

Heart Disease!: These are symptoms of a heart attack! Go to the er immediately! ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause difficulty breathing throughout the day?

Can sleep apnea cause difficulty breathing throughout the day?

No: Sleep apnea is a disordered breathing during sleep. Most of those with sleep apnea are overweight and due to the pressure of the chest can have difficulty breathing anytime but not because of the sleep apnea. The are others like pickwickian syndrome or hypoventilation syndrome which can be present when awake. Also be aware of other conditions such as the heart or copd. ...Read more

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I had chest pain and difficulty breathing after taking ecstasy. I also was smoking weed during the week and after taking the pills. What caused this?

I had chest pain and difficulty breathing after taking ecstasy. I also was smoking weed during the week and after taking the pills. What caused this?

Why to say "No! ": Your dealer does not sell FDA approved drugs. Who knows what garbage and potential poisons are in this junk.? Maybe the pot was grown with a bunch of pesticides or your pills had toxins added. There is a reason that these drugs are illegal! Stop drug abuse. If you can't, or you don't care if they kill you, get treatment. You are a better person sober & will have a safer, often happier, life. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing?

What could cause difficulty breathing?

Many things: Shortness if breath is a non specific complaint and could represent many things (some benign and some serious). Get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

What can cause extreme difficulty breathing?

Several: Heart (congestive heart failure, blockage of arteries)
Kidneys (fluid overload)
Lungs (COPD/ emphysema, bronchitis)
Hypertension
Anemia
Anxiety and panic attacks
Alcohol to excess and drugs of any kind.
SMOKING!!!
and also complete lack of physical fitness (being out of shape)
and several more!!! ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

What causes difficulty breathing when lying down?

Clarify? See doctor!: Ongoing problem or recent? Fever? Chest pain? Otherwise sick? Age? Other health issues? Could be anything from carrying excess weight in the midsection (make it difficult to take a deep breath while lying down), to heart failure or fluid in lungs from infection or tumor. You should definitely see a doctor to get this checked out soon. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing when lying in bed? What might be the cause?

Heart or lung diseas: CHF is a known cause for this, but also other conditions that cause swelling and fluid retention would cause water to go from legs to chest when a person lies flat. Also lung diseases varying from mild asthma to severe emphysema could cause this. Severe obesity would do it too since it restricts lungs inflation. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Please tell me what can cause a person to have difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: This can be caused by mechanical problems with the chest breathing structures, problems with the lung themselves, general body weakness, anemia, hypothyroid, heart failure and other problems too. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

Catching up.: In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise. The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way. ...Read more

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What could cause difficulty breathing and pain in my ribs?

Get evaluated: Many things. You should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

I have difficulty breathing. Could it be caused by my scoliosis?

Unlikely: Only the largest curves and most extreme rib deformities cause lung function problem like curves above 70 degrees if your curve is this large than maybe. ...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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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