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Could you get shortness of breath due to menstrual cycle?

Could you get shortness of breath due to menstrual cycle?

Not usually: There are some lung problems however which can vary with the menstrual cycle. One of these is asthma. Some women with asthma find their symptoms worsen around the time of menses because hormonal changes may affect the disease. A much rare problem is a fluid collection that can occur in the space around the lung with menses in those with endometriosis. Shortness of breath requires a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What condition could have abd pain/swelling, severe fatigue/weakness, shortness of breath, headache, and absence of menstrual period (not pregnant) Ty?

What condition could have abd pain/swelling, severe fatigue/weakness, shortness of breath, headache, and absence of menstrual period (not pregnant) Ty?

Possible menopause: This could be a sign of early menopause. You are a bit young, but menopause can be a procees that can go on for a few years. You can have hormone levels checked to see if it is. You could also have thyroid disease, and this could be checked with hormone levels, too. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period, frequent urination (worsened by: in the evening, at night) , shortness of breath..came on two weeks early 15th December 2016 last period and 7th January and been suffering for 6 months need help ?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period, frequent urination (worsened by: in the evening, at night) , shortness of breath..came on two weeks early 15th December 2016 last period and 7th January and been suffering for 6 months need help ?

Time to get seen!: You have been sick long enough! There is no way we can tell you what's wrong from a text question. Get seen stat. Shortness of breath is serious and if waiting times are so long that 6 months has passed without an appointment, it is time to visit the Emergency Department. ...Read more

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Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?

Fatigue: First must look at common causes such as thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction. Assuming you dont have an eating disorder where restriction leads to malnutrition then the search needs to go other diseases such as autoimmune disease and rheumatological disorders. Adderal will not help as it may cause rebound depression making mood worse along with physical symptoms. Dysautonomia can cause this. ...Read more

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I frequently get shortness of breath and it feels like i'm not getting enough oxygen. What could be causing this?

Dyspnea: That sounds alarming. Hard to tell without more information and without physical examination. Possible causes include asthma/pneumonia/pulmonary embolism (cot in the lungs). See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath during working out - could this be asthma?

I get shortness of breath during working out - could this be asthma?

Short of breath: The typical complaint of patients with exertional asthma is either post-exertional cough or a cough towards the end of the exercise. The case presented could just be poor conditioning or even possibly cardiac issue.. Would suggest pfts and a good h & p. ...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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Why does my husband get shortness of breath?

Send to Dr.: Not sure without knowing him and evaluating him. Things that can cause sob, ..Smoking, asthma, copd, overweight, chf, alergies, congestion, infections (like bronchitis, pneumonia) to name a few. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath while i'm at work. Is there anything I can do?

I get shortness of breath while i'm at work. Is there anything I can do?

Plenty: I presume this is stress related so you need to resolve the stress either by talking with your supervisor to change circumstances if this is possible or seeing a counselor to help you learn stress coping techniques. If you cannot resolve the problem with these you may need to seek a new job. If this is not stress related see your physician to look for more serious causes www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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What to do if i get shortness of breath in the spring and autumn. Is that normal?

Asthma: The seasonality of your symptoms suggests that it may be allergen triggered bronchospasm (aka, asthma). Do you cough also? (typical). Do you wheeze? (typical). You can be tested any time of year with a provocative protocol (methacholine challenge) - pulmonary function test. There are very good treatments once the diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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I get shortness of breath when laying down on back. Shortness of breath gets better if I lay on my side, what can it be from?

I get shortness of breath when laying down on back. Shortness of breath gets better if I lay on my side, what can it be from?

Pleural: effusion ("water on the lung") can produce this and some viral infections may be the "culprit" You need to have a standard Chest Xray as soon as possible.... hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Every time i sprint, run up the stairs or exercise i get shortness of breath. Why?

Exercise: Burst exercise causes rapid heart rate increase shortened diastolic period, increased residual pulmonary vascular resistance and mechanical resistance yielding shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why do I get shortness of breath everytime i sprint, exercise or run up the stairs?

Oxygen consumption: The higher the demand the higher the need. More effort needs more oxygen & energy then there is a need for air & shortness of breath sensation. The more you do and endurance (resistance) increases less effort & less sensation. ...Read more

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When i go running in the morning i get shortness of breath then headache. What is the problem ?

Unclear: It is, of course, normal to get short of breath when you run. If you feel that your breathing is abnormal, you should be evaluated (there are many possibilities and many tests). The headache is likely unrelated and has its own list possible causes . You should see your family doctor to get the ball rolling. ...Read more

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When i lift weights and squeeze and focus i get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes ?

When i lift weights and squeeze and focus i get shortness of breath after my set. Takes a while to catch my breath. I'm in shape. Possible causes ?

Sevral possibilities: Try using a rescue inhaler after your workout (albuterol) to see if that helps. If not, testing for anemia and arrhythmia (holter monitoring) are indicated. You list echo and stress echo - i presume they're normal? Pulmonary function testing might reveal the problem. Have you had a chest x-ray? ...Read more

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Can you get shortness of breath with indigestion?

Can you get shortness of breath with indigestion?

Shortness of breath: I don't and neither do most people but its possible there are some people who do have these feelings together. ...Read more

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How come i get shortness of breath after eating certain candies?

Allergic : You might be allergic to something in the candies , to sugar or to any content of the candies. ...Read more

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Around the time I am ovulating , my asthma bothers me. I get shortness of breath occasionally. What may cause this ?

Around the time I am ovulating , my asthma bothers me. I get shortness of breath occasionally. What may cause this ?

Hormonal changes: It is not unusual for women to have asthma exacerbation as they go through their menstrual cycle, most though develop asthma during their period. But a hormonal change may trigger your symptoms mid cycle. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more