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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?

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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

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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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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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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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One side of my back hurts a lot. Its okay in the morning, but by nightfall i need some pain killers. It hurts especially when i take deep breaths.

One side of my back hurts a lot. Its okay in the morning, but by nightfall i need some pain killers. It hurts especially when i take deep breaths.

Get it checked out: It sounds like a back strain, which is treatable, but it could also be something more serious. Only an exam could properly assess this problem. Be well. ...Read more

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I have a little bump around my belly, and it feels like food is really heavy after I eat. It is also always hard for me to take deep breaths.

I have a little bump around my belly, and it feels like food is really heavy after I eat. It is also always hard for me to take deep breaths.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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I am experiencing stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

I am experiencing  stomach upset, upper abdominal pain, tender abdomen and passing gas. I am 3 weeks postpartum. It hurts also when I take deep breaths. Is this normal?

Exam needed: These symptoms warrant an abdominal examination by a physician urgently. They could be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic inflammation. Irritation/inflammation of the diaphragm explains the discomfort with a deep breath. Examination in the emergency room is advised as prompt evaluation and testing is available. ...Read more

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Is it hard to take deep breaths?

Is it hard to take deep breaths?

Not normally: Not for most people. If you are having difficulty with this - suggest advising your physician. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper back when i take deep breaths. What should I do?

Check with your doc: It can be muscular or plural or lung problems. More information is needed. See your doctor if the pain is persistent. ...Read more

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I have pain in my back when i take deep breaths and cough what could it be?

I have pain in my back when i take deep breaths and cough what could it be?

Almost anything: There are so many possibilities to the very generalized symptoms you describe, that only a physical examination can help discover the answer to your question. ...Read more

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Lately my chest has been tightening up when i take deep breaths in. What does this mean ?

Lately my chest has been tightening up when i take deep breaths in. What does this mean ?

Costochondritis: The most common cause of chest tightening is inflammation of the muscles that are between your ribs, a condition called costochondritis. This could happen as a result of cold, viral infection, heavy lifting, etc. I suggest taking some over the counter anti-inflammatories to see if it resolves it. If not and it persists, then you might want to see a doctor for eval. ...Read more

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Last night I went to lay down and when I would take deep breaths my chest would feel discomfort for 5 mins. What is this caused from?

Last night I went to lay down and when I would take deep breaths my chest would feel discomfort for 5 mins. What is this caused from?

Pain with deep breat: Are several causes, for example reflux, musculoskeletal pain, costochondritis, or pain from covering of lung if there was cold or respiratory infection. Some times gall bladder disease can cause pain but less frequent at this age. ...Read more

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I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit i can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.

I have a really horrible cough. And when have a coughing fit i can't breath I have to try and take deep breaths. This started after a cold.

Cough: Hello, your coughing fits could be a reactive bronchitis or possibly even a pneumonia. It's a good idea to see your doctor. A chest x-ray and a careful examination will help form a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sitting down my spo2 is usually at 94% but will go up if I take deep breaths or move around ie 96% , 8 months off smoke , will improve or problem ?

Not a problem...: If you are sitting down, you are not likely taking a very deep breath, especially if you are overweight. You oxygen level improves with a deep breath so you do not likely have any problems. If you have symptoms of shortness-of-breath you should get an exam by your physician. ...Read more

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I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths..It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why ?

I feel like I need to keep taking deep breaths..It happens more when I become aware. Almost like I want to yawn but take deep breaths inside - why ?

Anxiety and self-: consciousness about automatic bodily processes can temporarily interfere w/them. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yawning is similar to deep breathing in that both create a larger intake of oxygen. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more