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Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Can stress cause prolonged shortness of breath, chest pains, diarrhea, nausea, and tachycardia?

Yes, it's possible: Anxiety and stress can result in many physical symptoms, including all those you list. However, it's also important to work with your primary care doctor to make sure no additional conditions may be part of the problem. There are good treatments for anxiety, including talk therapies as well as medications if needed. Of course you also want to review and simplify any sources of stress! ...Read more

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Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Can lung nodules be caused from inflammation and cause shortness of breath and chest pain comes and goes no coughing. Cancer ruled out already?

Lung nodules: These are always abnormal but can have many different causes, including infectious and non-infectious inflammatory conditions (i.e., sarcoidosis, etc.), drug reactions, cancers, etc. These need to be carefully evaluated by either a pulmonologist, thoracic surgeon or other expert familiar with these conditions. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause shortness of breath /upper chest and shoulder tense /pressure?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause shortness of breath /upper chest and shoulder tense /pressure?

Doubtful: Vitamin d is important for many things, but deficiency doesn't usually cause sudden/severe symptoms. There are usually other issue going on as well. ...Read more

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What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

What causes pain in chest shortness of breath?

See below: Several things can cause these symptoms including heart attack and failure. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I need an advice cause iam always feeling restless, chest pain, and shortness in breath. What are these symptoms indicate?

I need an advice cause iam always feeling restless, chest pain, and shortness in breath. What are these symptoms indicate?

Anything: Your symptoms could be anything - from panic attacks to life-threatening pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs). (and many other possibilities). You need a full evaluation. I'm afraid your issues are beyond the scope of a 400 character answer. ...Read more

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HR fast (up to 180bpm on loop) and causes a strange excited/nervous feeling in my chest along with shortness of breath throughout the day/night???

HR fast (up to 180bpm on loop) and causes a strange excited/nervous feeling in my chest along with shortness of breath throughout the day/night???

Too high!: It that is still present, please call 911. if it went away, go to the ER for evaluation for possible causes that can be treated. Don't drink caffeine or use any over the counter drugs or supplements until cleared by a doc to do so. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath: As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing.. ...Read more

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Could a chest infection cause shortness of breath?

Could a chest infection cause shortness of breath?

Yes: When the lungs are inflammed there are associated signs/symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, wheezing. It can also be due to your heart if there is decreased blood flow, irregular rhythms, valve problems. Please speak with your physician for a better diagnosis; they need to see and listen to you. They may send you for further testing if appropriate. ...Read more

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I have chest pains and get shortness of breath thru out the day everyday. What could cause this?

I have chest pains and get shortness of breath thru out the day everyday. What could cause this?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing shortness in breaths; deep breaths causes coughing with vibration in chest and her legs are tingly and she's cold.

My girlfriend is experiencing shortness in breaths; deep breaths causes coughing with vibration in chest and her legs are tingly and she's cold.

Pneumonia: She definitely should be evaluated today for her breathing problems which could be a pneumonia or viral illness. An emergency department visit would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with costochondritis in both chest sides 2 months ago and since had had shortness of breath that comes and goes can costo cause this?

Diagnosed with costochondritis in both chest sides 2 months ago and since had had shortness of breath that comes and goes can costo cause this?

Bilateral costochondritis: Yes, as well pulmonary hypertension.Costochondritis is a common form of inflammation of the cartilage where ribs attach to the breastbone, the sternum. The inflammation can involve multiple cartilage areas on both sides of the sternum but usually is on one side only. The causes of costochondritis are not known and may involve several factors. Possible causes include heredity (genetic predisposition), viruses, and trauma (injury). Costochondritis can be an independent condition by itself or sometimes can be a feature of a more widespread disorder. Examples of illnesses that can feature costochondritis include fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease). Costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome are diagnosed based on the typical history of pain localized to the cartilage adjacent to the breastbone as well as the examination findings of tenderness. Swelling is also noted in patients with Tietze's syndrome. Costochondritis can be aggravated by any activity that involves stressing the structures of the front of the chest cage. It is generally best to minimize these activities until the inflammation of the rib and cartilage areas has subsided. Rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and cortisone injections have been used as therapy for the inflamed, painful cartilage of both costochondritis and Tietze's syndrome. Ice packs applied to local swelling can sometimes help to reduce pain and inflammation. Local lidocaine analgesic patch (Lidoderm) application can reduce pain ...Read more

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What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

What causes twinge or very slight pain in the left chest area? No shortness of breath & no other symptoms. Bp normal. No respiratory issues.

See below: Typically it's caused by musculoskeletal problems, ie. Pinched nerve between the ribs, etc. However, in people at high risk for heart disease, even this may have to be investigated so cardiac causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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Can lilies cause shortness of breath and a tight chest?

Can lilies cause shortness of breath and a tight chest?

Allergies: Any flower that has a pollen or fragrance can cause an allergic reaction or asthma to select individuals. Of course, the best treatment is avoidance. You should discuss with your doctor these symptoms as you may need a form of asthma treatment. ...Read more

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Can chonditrius on your chest cause chest pressure /shortness of breath? 22years old. A

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage junction of a rib with the sternum (breastbone). There is usually pinpoint tenderness at the site and motions of that area aggravate the discomfort. This includes a deep breath. It doesn't' affect the lung itself. ...Read more

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What can be the causes for a bounding pulse and a recurrent shortness of breath along with constant chest pain.

Chest pain and dyspn: Shortness of breath (SOB) and chest pain with a bounding pulse (forceful palpitation) should get some further evaluation. Given your young age, it is likely benign, but should get an exam to evaluate. Constant chest pain is less likely to be heart related. Consider seeing a cardiologist or primary care physician for further evaluation. Severely worsened symptoms may warrant more urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes costochondritis because I have shortness of breath chest pain upper and middle back and sometimes my neck?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is usually a localized inflammation of a joint between a rib and the sternum (breastbone) and causes pain and tenderness in that localized area. If you're having Sharp rib cage pain, worsened by a deep breath and radiating around the side to the back, a pinched nerve which runs between two ribs is suspected. In view of your shortness of breath, an exam is indicated. ...Read more