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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

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What's done if the thyroid is causing difficulty breathing?

What's done if the thyroid is causing difficulty breathing?

Surgery: If thyroid is enlarged as in goiter and causing compression as to interfere with breathing then surgery would be a possible choice. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Thyroid feels enlarged, there is a ball on the upper back of my neck near the skull (feels like a painless ball) and I have difficulty breathing.

Go to the Er : Sounds like you have a variety of issues. Have a the clinicians examine yourself at the emergency room. Have a look at your thyroid airway as well as her neck. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

? Medication effect: First i need to know more details about the medications that you are currently taking since some of the medications (like steroids) may give occasional headaches, lump on back of the neck and stretch marks in addition to some other symptoms and signs like weight gain, elevated blood sugar, hypertension... ...Read more

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I am experiencing thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Throat tightness, and Difficulty breathing. Last may 5 201?

I am experiencing  thyroid enlargement. The following also describe me: Neck lump or bulge, Throat tightness, and Difficulty breathing. Last may 5 201?

Head & Neck Surgeon : You have a goiter that is pressing on your pharynx and even compressing your trachea (your airway). You need to have it removed surgically ASAP! Go see MD (not a nurse practitioner) and don't let them dilly dally around. Get an Ultrasound or a CAT scan of your neck done to verify the source of the mass, and get a referral to a Head and Neck Surgeon ASAP!!! ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, i would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Why do so many people in the U.S. have breathing problems?

Several: In absence of heart and lung disease, breathing problems can be caused by several reasons: Obesity De-conditioning and sedentary lifestyles. Smoking!!!! Smog, pollen and other environmental reasons (not much different that our Canadian neighbors) ...Read more

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Hello, I went on a weekend bicycle trip and upon my return noticed I had some swelling in my neck (possibly lymph nodes) when attempting to eat. I am not having difficulty breathing, but swallowing foods was unpleasant at times. I do have a history with s

Hello, I went on a weekend bicycle trip and upon my return noticed I had some swelling in my neck (possibly lymph nodes) when attempting to eat. I am not having difficulty breathing, but swallowing foods was unpleasant at times. I do have a history with s

Dysphagia: The symptom you're describing is dysphagia. It can be caused by extrinsic compression (which you believe is the cause in your case), stricture, or disordered peristalsis (muscular contraction). The problem can be muscular or neurologic. Specialized testing can determine with great precision what the exact cause is for you. Treatment, of course, is dependent on the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why I have breathing problems?

Can you tell me why I have breathing problems?

Breathing problems: To diagnose this requires seeing a dr. For a medical evaluation. There are lots of possibilities. ...Read more

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I have breathing problems is there a way i can stop it?

I have breathing problems is there a way i can stop it?

Probably: See a pulmonary physician and have testing done to determine the cause of the problem. Then you will know the best treatment. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia include breathing problems?

Does  fibromyalgia include breathing problems?

Not commonly: Breathing could be affected by fibromyalgia in at least 2 ways. The musculosketal pain associated with the disorder can make taking deep breaths painful and thus one might feel short of breath. Also, anxiety symptoms are common with fibromyalgia. These can include shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Oxygen is 96% but have breathing problems. Also have C O P D.

Oxygen is 96% but have breathing problems.  Also have C O P D.

Doctor can evaluate: Anytime one finds a person who cannot breathe properly, and cannot tell exactly the reason, one should call 911 for an ambulance. If the victim is choking and cannot speak, the Heimlich maneuver can help. If the victim is having an asthma attack, there may be an inhaler in the pockets or purse. If the person is having an allergic reaction, there may be an Epi-pen self-injector there, etc... ...Read more

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I inhaled a piece of lint from my dryer and now i'm having some breathing problems?

Go see a pulmonologi: Go see a pulmonologist or go to an emergency room with this problem asap. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, i see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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If you were to injure your windpipe would you have breathing problems?

Yes: Yes, if it is a serious injury. If it is high, then voice changes would also be noticeable. If no breathing or voice problems, then nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Ribs and breathing problems after 5months ideas why?

Ribs and breathing problems after 5months ideas why?

Speak with a doctor: Unfortunately this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis as it doesn't allow you to give more than 1 or 2 sentences of information. Please see your physician or consult one of our physicians online here at Health Tap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can fatigue cause breathing problems even on rest?

Can fatigue cause breathing problems even on rest?

Any: Breathing issue should be addressed by your doctor. Not sure the fatigue causing the breathing issue or the other way around. See your doctor ...Read more

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Can breathing problems be caused by post nasal drip?

Can breathing problems be caused by post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: The answer is essentially no in terms of cause and effect. But the 2 can be related. If you have rhinitis (nose inflammation) you can have congestion from swelling and a runny nose (post nasal drip when it goes backwards into the throat). Chronic sinusitis can be the cause. Allergy also is a possibility. If your nose is not runny or congested it can be a laryngeal reflux problem instead. ...Read more

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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


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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