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GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

GI problem seem cause my sore throat, throat clearing, feeling of lump in throat, difficulty breathing & swallow. Can it cause severe chest pain too?

Yes, reflux can: Cause significant chest pain. In fact that is the origin of the term heartburn. On the other hand, not all chest pain in people with GERD is GI in origin. If in doubt, go to ER or an urgent care, if this is unlike anything you've experienced before and is accompanied by shortness of breath, cardiac issues need to be checked for and ruled out. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I am experiencing cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and sore throat. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Fever, and Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

I am experiencing cough (quality: with phelgm or mucus), shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) and sore throat. The following also describe me: Difficulty breathing, Fever, and Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do?

Problematic: The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory chest infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and tightness could indicate development of an early pneumonia. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Difficulty breathing, dry cough, fever and now a sore throat. What is this? And what medicine should I take or any home remedies that would help?

Acute Bronchitis: Is very common disease caused by cold or upper respiratory infection. Usually improves without complications in a week, but the cough can last for several weeks.
If the condition accompanied by wheezing or shortness of breath, fever over 100.5 f, interferes with your sleep, see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat and ankle swelling. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?

I am experiencing sore throat and ankle swelling. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?

Get a Checkup: While the Sore throat can easily be treated not so sure that ankle swelling is related.
Difficulty breathing through the nose requires a look and see. Nasal polyps sometimes cause reduced air flow.
Suggest a doctor visit due to need to look at throat, ankles and nose. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion and sore throat. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?

I am experiencing nasal congestion and sore throat. The following also describes me: Difficulty breathing through nose. What should I do?

? Allergy: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You symptoms may be due to allergy to some thing in your environment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! I'm 17 am I dieing? Please help! No difficulty breathing

Sore throat, difficulty swallowing, red throat mum thinks its mono or abscess in the throat! I'm 17 am I dieing? Please help! No difficulty breathing

Exam: It could be a virus or a bacteria (strep) or it could be mono. Your mom is smart. Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. If it is swollen the doctor will consider whether there is an abscess. All are treatable, but virus or mono are mostly symptomatic. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both). The following also describe me: Cough and Sore throat. What should I do?

I am experiencing nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both). The following also describe me: Cough and Sore throat. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Loss of voice, Difficulty breathing through nose, Hoarse voice, and Ear ache. What should I do?

I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Loss of voice, Difficulty breathing through nose, Hoarse voice, and Ear ache. What should I do?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc. Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, ear infection, etc., are present). ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus.?

Nasal congestion: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10! days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics. Also would check your pulse, not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more

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Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as I'm only 17?

Hot, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, no problem breathing, had headache yesterday slightly today other dr said possible mono, as I'm only 17?

Perhaps: I would discontinue tobacco use immediately! Smoking tobacco will certainly aggravate your symptoms and hinder the healing process. If in fact you have mono, it is imperative that you have plenty on fluids and rest. If you are not feeling better in 5 days, visit your physician again. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had picked up a bat 6.5 years ago. For the last 2.5 months been having sore throat, muscle spasms, breathing difficulty etc. Should I be concerned?

I had picked up a bat 6.5 years ago. For the last 2.5 months been having sore throat, muscle spasms, breathing difficulty etc. Should I be concerned?

Doctor can examine: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), some causes such as allergies or irritants, or some other uncommon medical issue. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep), or comes with other symptoms (as in this case). ...Read more

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Have a child aged 4 years. He has a fever just under a 101 with heavy breathing and a sore throat?

Have a child aged 4 years. He has a fever just under a 101 with heavy breathing and a sore throat?

Strep?: Have the child tested for strep throat, and treated if this present. This is probably a virus which he will recover from quickly, but untreated strep places him at risk of post-streptococcal rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. No fever. Now what?

I have been fatigued, cough, (using proventil (albuterol) and ventolin) chest heaviness sore throat, runny nose, headache, for 5 weeks now. No fever. Now what?

Viral Infection: A viral infection usually doesn't last that long but cough and the other symptoms could last for a while. If you have these symptoms at the same time each year, it could be 'seasonal allergies' too. Continue the symptomatic treatment. Get checked by your doctor for any allergies (like to pollen, dust mites, pets) etc. Aviod the triggers if you test positive for that. ...Read more

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I have a headache, sore throat and I'm finding it hard to breathe, I am also very hot.?

See a doctor: Any illness that manifests itself with shortness of breath as one of the symptoms should prompt rapid assessment by a professional. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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Chest congestion sore throat hard to breathe?

Chest congestion sore throat hard to breathe?

Congestion /sore thr: Do u havce fever also, if so u might have the flu. Try dayquil ne the day time and nyquila t bedtime. If its has been going on for more than 3 days and if u also have fever, us hould see ur doc. ...Read more

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Chest congestion sore throat hard to breathe. What is wrong?

Chest congestion sore throat hard to breathe. What is wrong?

Bronchitis vs pneumo: You could have bronchitis or pneumonia. If you are having lots of thick mucous this may affect gas exchange and cause shortness of breath. You can try over the counter mucolytic drugs (ie guaifenisin) but if your symptoms continue you will have to see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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These are my symptons: sore throat, neck pain, very tird, shortness of breath, & feels like a large object is sitting on my chest...

ER visit: I would recommend going to an er. You are young but a heart attack can happen anytime and with those symptoms you should be examined. With shortness of breath and chest pressure, you really should be examined. The fatigue and neck pain (referred pain) also fit concerns for heart attack. It may be just a chest cold, but I would recommend an er visit. ...Read more

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Cat scratches, breathing problems, sinus pain, now really sore throat, what is the cause?

Many possibilities: The red herring here is your hx of cat scratches which raises the question of toxoplasmosis. But your other symptoms don't suggest that. I think it's unrelated. I suspect you have a viral pharyngitis but you need a throat culture to rule out strep, or, if appropriate, a gram negative diplococcus (neisserian species). ...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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more