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Doctor insights on: Thyroid Trachea Breathing Problems

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Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Could my thyroid pressing on trachea, giving me breathing problems?

Yes: If it's big enough, it can press on the trachea and cause breathing or swallowing problems. ...Read more

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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


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Does narrowing of the cervical vertabraes c-4 thru c-7 cause neck pain & breathing problems I have like a dry cough?

Does narrowing of the cervical vertabraes c-4  thru c-7  cause neck pain & breathing problems I have like a dry cough?

Cspine : Narrowing of the cspine spaces probably implies disc compression or degeneration. Mri would provide more specific details. Symptoms definitely can include neck pain, as well as numbness or pain down an arm. Respiratory problems such as difficuly breathing or dry cough are unlikely. ...Read more

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Having high ca for 10 years.10.2-10.8.Vitamin d17.Pth normal.Breathing problems, crackling joints, swollen neck lymph nodes, anxiety.Hyperparathirodism?

Having high ca for 10 years.10.2-10.8.Vitamin d17.Pth normal.Breathing problems, crackling joints, swollen neck lymph nodes, anxiety.Hyperparathirodism?

No Hyperpara: The normal PTH level indicates that you do not have hyperparathyroidism. Calcium also needs to be corrected for your albumin. Assuming that it is normal ; given that you have swollen lymphnodes, other causes of hypercalcemia are more concerning such as sarcoidosis or lymphoma. Checking can help as1, 25 vit d should be high, (25) oh vit d normal to low. You should talk to your doctor about that. ...Read more

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I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?

Not cancer: What you describe does not at all suggest lung cancer. If you often jump to such dire conclusions, it would be beneficial to address your anxiety by seeing a psychologist. ...Read more

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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more


Dr. Govind Sharma
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Breathing Difficulty (Definition)

= alteration of the normal perception of the ease of breathing, e.g. increased labor of breathing, pain when ...Read more