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Doctor insights on: Unable To Take A Deep Breath Symptoms

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I am a 60 year old female and I have recently started having shortness of breath after housework. I also shake when inhaling deeply. Concern?

I am a 60 year old female and I have recently started having shortness of breath after housework. I also shake when inhaling deeply. Concern?

Yes!: Your shortness of breath associated w/activity may be equivalent to "chest pain" although you may not be reporting "pain". Best to chat w/your Family Doc and get your heart checked out. Your risk for heart disease increases if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and/or smoke. Don't wait until things get worse. ...Read more

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Why would someone be unable to take a deep breaths after cardiac ablation?

Why would someone be unable to take a deep breaths after cardiac ablation?

May not be related: While possible, it's very rare that an ablation leaves a patient with any lasting symptoms afterwards. The microscopic area of heart tissue destroyed is generally far too small to be felt. In very rare cases, it's possible the procedure could initiate inflammation in the space lining the outside of the heart, which might cause pain on deep breathing or breathlessness. Again, this is very rare. ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain only when breathing in? No other symptoms, just a sharp pain in the left side whenever I take a deep breath.

What can cause chest pain only when breathing in? No other symptoms, just a sharp pain in the left side whenever I take a deep breath.

Sharp pain: Sharp, shooting chest pain on deep breathing can be caused by a pinched nerve or muscle in the rib cage, a rib injury or muscle strain, inflammation of the lung (pneumonia), inflammation of the lung lining (pleurisy), punctured lung, blood clot to the lung, etc. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains when I take deep breaths but no other symptoms?

I have sharp pains when I take deep breaths but no other symptoms?

Where: Are these "pains" Pain with breathing "may" be PLEURISY an irritation/infection of the lining of the lungs HOWEVER MUCH MORE INFO IS NEEDED!
Ask your question again with minimally the following info"
Where are the pain's
Any fever?
Cough?
Joint pain/muscle aches?
Come on back! / Dr Z ...Read more

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Why ppl with lpr trouble to take deep breaths why lpr reflux causes asthama like symptoms if don't have asthama?

Why ppl with lpr trouble to take deep breaths why lpr reflux causes asthama like symptoms if don't have asthama?

Reflexly / irritation: By stimulating the vagus nerve, esophagobronchial reflex, causing bronchospasm, that's one theory, or mere irritation of the airway through micro aspirations leading to airway hyper reactivity and bronchospasm ...Read more

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I am unable to take in deep breaths unless I try really hard. Seem to lost the function. Are my lungs damaged. Any. Other possibility?

I am unable to take in deep breaths unless I try really hard. Seem to lost the function. Are my lungs damaged. Any. Other possibility?

Need full lung eval: Most of the time when you cannot take a deep breath it is because a discomfort (mainly pain) prevents you from taking a deep breath - a muscle strain, rib contusion, lung problem or gastrointestinal issues can cause this. In the absence of such issues it is rare but possible that pure motor weakness can cause you to feel this way - you need a full evaluation at a doctor's office/. ...Read more

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I take a lot of deep breaths on daily basis & sigh a lot also. People ask what's wrong & y I do that. I have asthma, can it cause those symptoms?

I take a lot of deep breaths on daily basis & sigh a lot also. People ask what's wrong & y I do that. I have asthma, can it cause those symptoms?

If you have asthma,: You should be taking your inhaled steroids twice daily and rescue inhaler (a bronchodilator) like albutetol or ventolin or proventil (albuterol) or pro air inhalers every 4-6 hours since you are in the red zone right now. You need to do this daily for few months to be free from above symptoms. You can add singulair or montelukast as maintenance once daily. Need close follow up w ur doctor.Asthma is serious! ...Read more

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What would cause a 2 y.o to take deep breaths every 20 seconds when relaxed watching tv. No other symptoms. Started after cold/virus a month ago..

What would cause a 2 y.o to take deep breaths every 20 seconds when relaxed watching tv. No other symptoms. Started after cold/virus a month ago..

Hyperreactive airway: This is a fairly common presentation for a new onset asthma or hyper reactive airways disease. Have your pediatrician take a careful evaluation and see if he is having some prolonged expiration, cough or wheeze. Good Luck :) ...Read more

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I have severe center back pain on both sides when breathing. Cannot take deep breaths. No other symptoms. What could it be?

I have severe center back pain on both sides when breathing. Cannot take deep breaths. No other symptoms. What could it be?

Pain: Your physician can determine the cause: kidney stone or infection, strain, herniated disk, arthritis among many others. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on the right side that comes and goes. It hurts to take deep breaths as well as walking. It is always in the same spot and same symptoms.

Sharp pain on the right side that comes and goes. It hurts to take deep breaths as well as walking. It is always in the same spot and same symptoms.

? pinched nerve: If the pain is in your rib cage, this could be a pinching of an intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs. A deep breath causes a sharp shooting pain with this condition but not a steady ache. It is not serious but a nuisance type of symptom. Have your physician check you for this pain. He/she may order an xray if it is felt to be indicated after the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acid reflux from past two weeks. I am unable to take a long deep breath nd chest pain, I am taking lexuride nd nexpro 40.Plz help.

I am not so sure: What the medication you mentioned are. Do you mean lexapro (escitalopram). Medication like Lexapro (escitalopram) can upset stomach and causes some distress in the initial stage but will ease up later on. You may try over the counter Omeprazole, peptobismol. If symptoms persist, please see your doc. ...Read more

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7yrs old boy takes deep breaths all the time. Dr says his lungs and heart sound fine. No other symptoms. What else can it be?

7yrs old boy takes deep breaths all the time. Dr says his lungs and heart sound fine. No other symptoms. What else can it be?

Unclear: What is "all the time" in frequency? Some kids just sigh a lot and the breath appears louder. If he seems short of breath, working hard to breath or seems in distress, get him rechecked by another physician. Second opinions are not bad. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms like dizziness when standing up and I'm always out of breath like I need to take deep breaths and I breathe loudly.?

I have been having symptoms like dizziness when standing up and I'm always out of breath like I need to take deep breaths and I breathe loudly.?

Postural: Many healthy young women normally have low blood pressure such as 90/60 sitting and feel fine. However you should have your blood pressure examined while sitting and standing to see if there is a significant drop in your blood pressure while standing causing lightheadedness. If so see your physician for evaluation for anemia, hypothyroidism, iron deficiency, adrenal insufficiency, heart problems, et ...Read more

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Why do I wake up during the night choking and unable to take a breath? It makes me teary eyed as well. No cold or symptoms. Also neg sleep study.

Why do I wake up during the night choking and unable to take a breath? It makes me teary eyed as well. No cold or symptoms. Also neg sleep study.

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea might be a cause or symptom. A disruption in the sleep process is the problem but obstruvction of the airway and thus reduced levels of oxygen the long term consequence. A medical evaluation is needed and possibly a sleep study to monitor breathing, heart rate and rythm, brain waves tobrule out seizure activity and levels of blood oxygen. Get this done and feel more refreshed in am. ...Read more

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I have chest pain in my upper right chest area near my armpit. It only happens when I take deep breaths, bend over, and cough. No other symptoms.

I have chest pain in my upper right chest area near my armpit. It only happens when I take deep breaths, bend over, and cough. No other symptoms.

Hard to tell...: For how long have you had symptoms? Did anything seem to bring them on? Do you have fever? You should be examined as these symptoms can be due to things such as upper lobe pneumonia, pneumothorax, lymphadenopathy in the armpit, hydradenitis of the armpit and even breast issues. ...Read more

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Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw I have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why? So

Unable to take deep breath or drink liquids by straw I have breathlessness on minimal exertion ctscan Pft normal is it due to lpr reflux and why? So

Mgt/workup: Your symptoms warrant a further workup which may include an EKG, Cardiac Echo and 6 walk test. Your PFTs should include a total lung volumes and DLCO.
If you have trouble swallowing a swallowing study with speech therapy can be performed, you may be aspirating.
Other screening tests include an autoimmune workup. ...Read more