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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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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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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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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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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 don't 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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Is it necessarily a bad sign if I have shortness of breath during exercise?

Not a bad sign: No shortness of breath in an otherwise
healthy individual would be related to
level of fitness
as you get into better condition you will likely be able to exercise longer and at a higher
intensity than before without getting short of
breath. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I experience severe shortness of breath during exercise?

See your doctor: Consult with your physician before starting an exercise program that causes symptoms of severe shortness of breath. It may just mean that you need to change the intensity of the exercise, but seek medical direction before proceeding. ...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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What might cause shortness of breath during the week before one's period each month?

What might cause shortness of breath during the week before one's period each month?

PMS: Shortness of breath is a well-documented symptom of the Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). It is annoying, but usually clears after menses. It often gradually diminishes after childbirth. If that's the in, y time you get it, it probably is related to PMS. It is probably a reactive airway reaction to the hormone surge, and resembles asthma in that regard, but is not dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

What causes shortness of breath during c-section?

Could be many reaso: Reasons, many not serious, some more serious what did your OB say you need to ask your OB as your OB knows you, your situation and your medical history. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath during excursion could it be heart?

Yes: You state in your profile that your shortness of breath with exertion is progressive. You definitely need to see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis. But I didn't drink medicine since 5 years. I have shortness of breath during sport. What should I do?

I have bronchitis. But I didn't drink medicine since 5 years. I have shortness of breath during sport. What should I do?

See a: Lung specialist = pulmonologist. 100 % (100%) avoid wheat, rye, dairy, soy, corn, and peanuts. Hrs, md, facc. Www. Thepmc. Org. See our website. ...Read more

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I experience shortness of breath during exercise. I'm taking 10mg of montelukast prescribed for my daughter. It helps somewhat. Any suggestions?

See your doctor: I agree with dr rand that seeing a pulmonologist would be helpful, but as a family doctor I recommend starting with your family doctor. Your problem is likely to be handled just fine by them, for less cost. It is important to have a primary care physician who knows all about your health in order to put the pieces together and provide you with the best all around care. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary TB scars cause shortness of breath during sex?

Tuberculosis: This obviously depends upon the extent of the scarring. If it is severe enough to cause shortness of breath with exertion this would not be confined to sexual activity, but to any form of extreme exercise. It would be unusual in the USA to see pulmonary scarring of that extent, assuming the TB had been recognized and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

It: It sounds like this all came on suddenly. If so, then you are likely exposed to an allergen that is causing these symptoms. Is there something new in your life. A pet? Plant? Chemical exposure? Etc. You may want to consider allergy testing to look for clues.
Asthma or bronchospasm can present at any time and may be due to an allergy (which I am suspecting in your case). Based on your clinical symptoms, your doctor may start you on an inhaler and monitor for effect, and may also order a chest x-ray. Also consider you may be dealing with a bronchitis, pneumonia, or even a foreign body in your airway. After a detailed history and physical your doctor will have a better idea of what is going on and devise a diagnostic and treatment plan.
Hopefully you will find answers soon.
Best of luck, . ...Read more

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Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Do I have asthma and how do you test for this? I have shortness of breath during the earl morning and during the early evening times until I go to bed at night. I have been waking up during the night coughing and hacking and having a hard time catching my

Asthma: Asthma is a condition where the lungs are more "sensitive", and can basically spasm due to a variety of factors and make patients feel very short of breath. Asthma can be diagnosed in a variety of ways. Some patients have a family history of asthma. Some patients have a history of allergies, and are considered "atopic" or more sensitive to allergans that can affect their lungs. Diagnosis of asthma can be made in a number of ways. On examination, the patient will often, though not always, have wheezing. Some patients have a chronic cough with their asthma and some don't. There is a device called a "peak flow", which measures how well the patient can breathe out, to see if there is restriction of their lungs. There are also pulmonary function testing which measures the different capacities of the lungs. I am glad you are going in for an appointment so that you can get properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have weakness in my legs and extreme shortness of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with mg 20 years ago.?

I have weakness in my legs and extreme shortness of breath during exercise. Diagnosed with mg 20 years ago.?

Rule out heart dz: Despite the previous diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, for which I hope you are at least under observation, the new shortness of breath should prompt a physician's office visit to look for heart disease or pulmonary vascular or parenchymal disease. I am very glad that you are exercising and want to continue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Son visited pediatrician for shortness of breath during athletic activity. No tests/xrays done. Just inhaler. Still worried. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Son visited pediatrician for shortness of breath during athletic activity. No tests/xrays done. Just inhaler. Still worried. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Common issue & rx: Exercise triggered shortness of breath (bronchospasm) is a rather common finding in teens & pre-teens. They may or may not have ever had similar asthma like problems with other triggers. It is routine to give a kid an inhaler (& proper instruction on use) to see if this helps. You could spend time with a pulmonologist if you could find one that treats kids & have expensive lung tests. You decide. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I'm afraid I will have shortness of breath during labor, will I have problems giving birth if I can't catch my breath?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and I'm afraid I will have shortness of breath during labor, will I have problems giving birth if I can't catch my breath?

Talk to your OB: Or family doc. Tell her/him your concerns about breathing. If you have asthma or other breathing problem, they can work w/you to prevent an exacerbation. All hospitals keep specialists around for emergencies such as inability to breathe. ...Read more

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Does old healed pulmonary TB right lung scar cause shortness of breath during sex?

Does old healed pulmonary TB right lung scar cause shortness of breath during sex?

Symptoms: To be the cause of that symptom there would need to be considerable lung damage or extensive adhesions ...Read more

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Iam 67 years old and during some nights I have shortness of breath?

S.o.b.: This can be very serious. Try and nail down the circumstances and times it happens so the doctor can diagnose and treat its cause. ...Read more

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When I wake up early I have shortness of breath. If I get up during the night I almost faint & must sit on the ground for a few. 20 year old female?

When I wake up early I have shortness of breath. If I get up during the night I almost faint & must sit on the ground for a few. 20 year old female?

Need to see Dr ASAP: The symptoms you are describing are of concern and you should see a physician ASAP. It's not unusual to feel slightly dizzy on getting out of bed in AM but your symptoms are severe and may indicate a low blood pressure condition or a heart problem such as a cardiac arrhythmia (heart rhythm disturbance). If you can't see your physician by tomorrow, I want you to go to the ER. ...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