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Thyroid Trachea Breathing Problems
What are the causes of one side of thyroid being swollen slightly? Creates breathing problems during the day especially in the morning. 26y/o male.
No: will not......unless it grows so big that it is compressing your trachea... ...Read more
My mother has anosmia for 2 yrs. She don't have breathing problems. Is it probably related to her thyroid disorder- which hardens sometimes.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad chest pain and shaky hands also neck and head pains and breathing problems, what can be wrong with me?
I have a swollen lymph node on left side of neck and I have breathing problems and it has swollen before but shrunk with antibiotics. Please help...
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
I've been having breathing problems. Now I'm dizzy, have lower back pain. Pressure on neck. Is this metasized lung cancer?
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
How do doctors know that it's the thyroid enlargement causing difficulty breathing verses something else?
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
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
Having difficulty breathing. Fast heart rate, tired, thyroid is aching. What can they do if i go to the er?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Go see a pulmonologi: Go see a pulmonologist or go to an emergency room with this problem asap. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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