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Shortness Breath Chest
I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?
Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be due to TB, cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism.
A virtual online appt is available for follow up and to review your HRCT.
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I have shortness of breath, chest pains, and a lot of coughing, do you think that it is more than a cold?
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
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
I have shortness of breath, chest pain like fast racing beat and flattering feelings I also have have a very bad migraine what could this be?
Is it common in anxiety to have shortness of breath, chest pain and palpitations, anytime no matter if you are relax and keep having it for months?
Yes but: Need to rule out other problems as well--i'd start with your family doc. ...Read more
How do I know if its coronavirus that I am suffering from? I've been having symptoms like colds, dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and malaise
Chest pain: You still need more evaluation, discuss with your dr. ...Read more
Chest pain: To make a diagnosis a history, physical exam are needed and if tests are appropriate those too. Talk to your doc, if you still have symptoms the doc needs to explain them, those are heart tests, there are other possible causes. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about lingering shortness of breath, chest pain, and spikes in blood pressure on top of new sob that has lasted for three weeks?
Yes: The signs and symptoms you enumerated could be manifestation of serious medical conditions and needs thorough work up. There are possibilities of having hormonal, pulmonary (lung) and hematological (blood clot) and infection could be the underlying cause of your symptoms. I strongly advise you to see your doc and get evaluated ...Read more
Possibly but: But would have your heart checked by your md if persists or worsens. .. ...Read more
Wake up with shortness of breath chest discomfort burning squeezig center of chest spreads to arms.
My friend have following symptoms : Shortness of breath Chest pain Weight loss What could be the problem? Are these symptoms of cancer?
She needs to be seen: What is actually happening with her is beyond our ability to say. I am glad she has a friend like you. ...Read more
I've had mild congestion and lately shortness of breath chest tightness. Today when I cough my chest burns. No fevers or any other symptoms.
Viral syndrome?: This sounds like a viral syndrome, but it could of course be something more serious like angina-equivalent as well. I would have my primary care physician check me out first and obtain a chest x-ray and an ekg. ...Read more
What causes non stop deep coughing, shortness of breath, chest congestion? I coughed for 45 minutes straight last night, causing lack of breath.
Bloated, diarrhea 2-8 times a day, pain under right rib, constant shortness of breath, chest burning & pressure, upper right back & between shoulders.
Awful: You have so much going on here, I have no idea where to start. You need a complete evaluation pronto. Please see your primary care doctor or go to the Emergency room. ...Read more
Can the symptoms of acid reflux be similar to copd ie shortness of breath chest discomfort burping?
Acid reflux: Symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and burping. These symptoms are more similar to those experienced due to heart disease (angina, heart attack) than to symptoms of COPD. There may be some overlap with symptoms from all three conditions. If a person is unsure about what may be causing these type of symptoms, there should be a medical workup to determine the origin. ...Read more
What is the most common cause of clubbing nails with shortness of breath, chest pain, high heart rate?
Describes the bulbous, clublike deformation of the distal portion of the fingers and toes resulting from connective-tissue proliferation. Clubbing may be hereditary, ie, primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, but, more often, it is acquired and is associated with a number of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular disorders. It may occur with several lung diseases.
Ref:Medscape ...Read more
Shortness of breath, chest tightness, shaking uncontrollably, I've also blacked out a few times and get dizzy. What's wrong with me?
Symptoms: Many possibilities, you need to see a dr. To work thru them, no way from here to have a high probability of correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I have blood when I blow my nose, head & neck pressure, shortness of breath, chest & back discomfort I don't smoke, blood tests are normal. Help?
Blood in the nose: It could be epistaxis. Some times dry nose could cause blood stains when you blow your nose. Common allergies could cause dry nose. ...Read more
Due to shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness a week after surgery I had a d dimer blood test done. Levels were slightly raised but not alarming. I have a hemotoma. Should I be concerned?
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
You know something's wrong but the dr says you're okay. You could see another drfor a 2nd opinion. But then again, this could have been a panic attack, although pain in the legs si a bit unusual. I wonder if it happened before or if you're generally anxious.
Try a 2nd opinion for reassurance, and then see a therapist. No matter what, you can make things better. ...Read more
Had pain in legs, shortness of breath, chest pains, dizziness, numbness, but dr said I'm fine. What to do now?
GET A SECOND OPINION: If you feel you are sick and your doctor says everything is fine but you are not not feeling fine. You can get a second opinion from a different physician. ...Read more
22 year old female with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough and fever all of which come and go. Consistent fatigue.?
See your doctor: This is an assortment of symptoms that deserves a comprehensive history and a thorough physical. Some simple tests may be in order. ...Read more
My 86 year old father fell 2 days ago. Now has fever not hungry shortness of breath chest pain on r side. Could it be related?
Fall, now SOB: Need evaluation asap to rule out fractures/infection/clots or emboli in lungs, etc. I would recommend er. ...Read more
Shortness of breath/chest pain to make sure no clots. Many tests. All negative. Many cts. Go through another ct? I am worried about radiation.
Radiation: Concern for radiation is appropriate. You should discuss with the doctor that knows you best. ...Read more
Shortness of breath, chest pounding hard, dizzy for two weeks. Have CHF class 2/3. Dr ordered bnp. Will it show changes from the past two weeks?
Likely if CHF: B-natriuretic peptide levels are generally very sensitive to acute and chronic changes in high ventricular filling pressures and volume expansion, thus making it a helpful test to tell if symptoms are related to CHF or other causes of such symptoms (like COPD or pneumonia.) Even for patients with a chronically increased BNP, a test result above their baseline can help suggest CHF exacerbation. ...Read more
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