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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How can thyroid cancer cause wheezing? I read somewhere about it and I'm confused. I thought wheezing comes from the lungs.

How can thyroid cancer cause wheezing? I read somewhere about it and I'm confused. I thought wheezing comes from the lungs.

Compressed trachea: In the late stages, before it actually strangles you, a neglected or inoperable thyroid cancer will cause narrowing of the trachea (windpipe). You'll hear the breathing sounds through the narrowed tube and if someone wishes to call this wheezing, it's just a minor error. If you have any concerns that you have thyroid cancer, please get seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When I woke up this morning, I was wheezing. I'm not a smoker, and I haven't been sick. Also the front of my neck has been painful?

When I woke up this morning, I was wheezing. I'm not a smoker, and I haven't been sick. Also the front of my neck has been painful?

If the symptoms. Are: Related, you could have a goiter.
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thyroid goiter. Definition: a goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.. .. Breathing difficulties, cough, or wheezing due to compression of the windpipe; if they are unrelated your wheezing could be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease and/or new onset of asthma or early bronchitis. See your family doctor for evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes wheezing allday I use an inhaler and workswell only for an hour or two then I have neck pain n shoulder pain what wrong with me I'm 33?

What causes wheezing allday I use an inhaler and workswell only for an hour or two then I have neck pain n shoulder pain what wrong with me I'm 33?

See your MD: I am not certain that your wheezing and neck/shoulder pain are related. Seems like you may have a few different medical concerns. There are many different causes of neck and shoulder pain. At your age common causes could be strained muscle/tendonitis/pinched nerve, other. The wheezing should be checked out. It is best to see your physician for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Why do I always experience chest pain, my neck tightening, wheezing, fatigue, coughing, and difficulty breathing when I smell cigarette smoke?

Why do I always experience chest pain, my neck tightening, wheezing, fatigue, coughing, and difficulty breathing when I smell cigarette smoke?

Reactive Airway: This could be a reactive airway response. Cigarette smoke has thousands of chemicals and carcinogens which irritate our airway. This is a response of the airway being irritated ...Read more

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Chesty Cough, flu like symptoms, neck pain, breathlessness, off food, Wheezing, Chest pain and temps. HR of 138bpm Please help...

Chesty Cough, flu like symptoms, neck pain, breathlessness, off food, Wheezing, Chest pain and temps. HR of 138bpm Please help...

Get in.: If your heart rate is that high and you are having a hard time breathing, you need to bee seen to see if you have a pneumonia or any other treatable problem. You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for your fever and drink some fluids, but it sound like you better get in to be seen right away. ...Read more

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I'm an 18yo Female with: Constant Chesty Cough, Night Sweats, Hard to Breathe, Not Eating, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Wheezing and I have Asthma. HELP?

I'm an 18yo Female with: Constant Chesty Cough, Night Sweats, Hard to Breathe, Not Eating, Neck Pain, Neck Stiffness, Wheezing and I have Asthma. HELP?

You need: An evaluation which includes an exam and possibly a chest radiograph. If you have asthma, then peak flow or lung function and a medical management plan are in order. You should be screened for risk factors for tuberculosis and other lung diseases or infections. Do not wait, and get evaluated soon! ...Read more

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I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

I'm 30 year old female I wheeze lots at night and I chest pain like a shock and rib pain I get neck pain right before my skull could it be lung cancer?

Unlikely: Do you have asthma? Are you over-weight? It would be prudent to consult a doctor as your symptoms warrant a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are over-weight, try losing some weight. (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

URI: Upper respiratory infection (URI) seems likely. Please check your temperature as fever may indicate a more serious problem. Either way, please see your primary care doctor immediately. Get well. ...Read more

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One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp

One cause? Lymph node (all), neck, back & joint pain, cough, wheezing, painful lumps shins under skin, R ear noise, tmj, fatigue, anxiety, nasal polyp

One cause?: You describe multiple signs and symptoms that may or may not be related. Please see your Physician for examination. Your Physican may also recommend that you see your Dentist, but I suspect that hour problems are medical, not dental. ...Read more

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I get real wheezy and use inhaler atleaat four times a day and have neck pain and right shoulder pain what could be wrong are the two related?

I get real wheezy and use inhaler atleaat four times a day and have neck pain and right shoulder pain what could be wrong are the two related?

Not related: I assume you are using your inhaler for a pulmonary (lung) problem. Lung disease does not cause shoulder and/or neck pain so I can say with a fair amount of certainty the two conditions are unrelated. For your neck/shoulder pain, see a pain medicine specialist who can not only tell you what is wrong but make you better as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have wheezing problem?

I have wheezing problem?

Not normal: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma as well as other serious lung conditions. It signifies a narrowing to the airway passage. It's important that this is evaluated so appropriate treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Wheezing all of the time?

Wheezing all of the time?

Bronchospasm: I can see from your list of meds that you are taking albuterol so you most likely have a diagnosis of asthma.For people with asthma that have persistent wheezing and trouble breathing there are medication to keep it under control or preventive medications. The most commonly used are inhaled steroids and you may ask your doctor about it. If you are wheezing right now and trouble breathing go to ed. ...Read more

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Wheezing for no reason?

How long do you have: Still will have some underlying causes that need to unraveled. We need more history. For example things like acid reflux into lung tissue, exercise induced asthma, slowly progressive lung diseases -especially affecting bronchial tree than the lung parenchyma, early heartfailure, fluid overload in the body, some tumoursespecially of intestinal tract, called carcinoids using bronchospasm.See pcp. ...Read more

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What is inspiratory wheezing?

What is inspiratory wheezing?

Severe wheezing: Wheezing is typically heard on expiration - when breathing out. Inspiratory wheezing - wheezing when breathing in - usually occurs with severe asthma. Another sound heard on inspiration is called stridor. Stridor sounds like crowing and indicates obstruction around the vocal cords. Severe airway obstruction in croup or laryngospasm generates stridor. Wheezing occurs further down in the bronchi. ...Read more

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What causes choking on liquids and wheezing?

Aspiration: You could have severe reflux disease (reflux of stomach acid into the lungs) which can make it difficult to swallow and cause wheezing. You may also have a stricture of the esophagus (a narrowing). Both of these diseases can be evaluated with a barium swallow study. ...Read more

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Is wheezing a sign of CHF?

Is wheezing a sign of CHF?

Cardiac wheeze.: While it could be a symptom of other conditions, wheezing can be consistent with CHF, as the fluid thickens the interstitium and affects air flow through the smaller airways. We call that a cardiac wheeze. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more