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I get nervous when the doctor listens to my lungs in case I get breathless?

I get nervous when the doctor listens to my lungs in case I get breathless?

No worries: Nervousness during a physical examination is very common. A good physician will be able to separate nervousness from the exam from something other. Some patients even get high blood pressure in the doctor's office - known as white coat hypertension. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I get breathless while talking an a tightness in chest have been checked by cardio and lung doctor what is the next step I have also lost weight 6 Kil?

I get breathless while talking an a tightness in chest have been checked by cardio and lung doctor what is the next step I have also lost weight 6 Kil?

Possibly stress: If the specialists you saw feel this is not primary lung or heart consider slowing your speaking down particularly if it is a stressful conversation. If you have not had full lung function testing where they look at all the function of the lung you should. You should also do a cardiac stress ECHO not just the ECHO. Hypertension a cause not always apparent at time at MD office. Maybe seek 2nd opini ...Read more

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Hi doctor I wanted to ask About if there happens to be something with my lungs because I get shortness of breath my chest often hurts and my upper back and the bottom of my ribs in my front side?

Hi doctor I wanted to ask
About if there happens to be something with my lungs because I get shortness of breath my chest often hurts and my upper back and the bottom of my ribs in my front side?

Please get evaluated: Shortness of breath associated with chest pain should always be check out. The location of the chest pain sounds more consistent with musculoskeletal pain, which could be associated with hyperventilation, but primary lung disease like asthma or cardiac condition needs to be ruled out. Start with your family doctor who may referred to a specialist such as a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Hurts when I take a deep breath. Saw doc on Mon for mild shortness of breath and she said lungs were clear and pressure was good. ?

Hurts when I take a deep breath. Saw doc on Mon for mild shortness of breath and she said lungs were clear and pressure was good. ?

Pleuritic chest pain: Several potential causes from benign self-limiting viral to serious disorders such as pulmonary embolus ; details of your doctors history examination and tests would be important. I assume A detailed evaluation was performed, you should thus be able to be given a working diagnosis, if not then I advise further immediate evaluation to exclude serious life-threatening conditions ...Read more

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Want more opinions! Breathless for a year. Smoker. Thick white or clear phlegm. Lung burn morning. Doc says anxiety. 2pfts. Xrays. Heart test. Normal.

Want more opinions! Breathless for a year. Smoker. Thick white or clear phlegm. Lung burn morning. Doc says anxiety. 2pfts. Xrays. Heart test. Normal.

Breathless: Have you had nasal surgery? A condition called Empty Nose Syndrome shows this. Best to get a pulmonary Function Test. if that is normal ask your doctor about following the program in my book, Stressed? Anxiety? Your Cure is in the Mirror. M. Grossan ...Read more

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Bad sinus problems, shortness of breath, pain in my right chest. Pneumonia or just bad sinusitis? Two doctors listened to my lungs and turned out good and chest xray came out good. Sinus infection?

Bad sinus problems, shortness of breath, pain in my right chest. Pneumonia or just bad sinusitis? Two doctors listened to my lungs and turned out good and chest xray came out good. Sinus infection?

Pnumonia unlikely: Chest xray is normal and there were normal breath sounds, it is very unlikely pneumonia.But sinusitis can sometime lead to lower respiratory infection like bronchitis which is inflammation in bronchi, that may be causing your shortness of breath.There is also possibility of bronchial asthma, which can be diagnosed by pulmonary function tests. If symptoms of short of breath persist see a pulmonologis. ...Read more

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Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have copd?

Went to my doc for shortness of breath, and congestion feeling, she told me my lungs were clear. Any idea's. Have appt with cardio. I do have  copd?

Short of breath: There are lots of possibilities and a history and physical exam and possibly other work up might be needed. From out here can't say anything specific. Be sure to talk about it and get clarity from the cardiologist. ...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