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I've been coughing up phlegm ... Having a hard time breathing when inhaling... Pain on leftside, hurts worse when I lay down and pain also by shoulder?

I've been coughing up phlegm ... Having a hard time breathing when inhaling... Pain on leftside, hurts worse when I lay down and pain also by shoulder?

See doctor: If you are having problems breathing, you need evaluation by your doctor or in the emergency room. If you have a cough with sputum production, and problems breathing, you could have a respiratory or lung infection. But you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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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Just had phen po bypass been home one week having hard time breathing when I lay down went to doc he put me on water pills problem worse?

Just had phen po bypass been home one week having hard time breathing when I lay down went to doc he put me on water pills problem worse?

Get echo: Need to tell your cardiologist that your problem is worsen since you started therapy. You probably need an echo to check the heart function, heart valves and pericardium. ...Read more

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If you have a deviated spectrum does that cause you to have a hard time breathing when you're laying down?

If you have a deviated spectrum does that cause you to have a hard time breathing when you're laying down?

Yes.: Certainly can do this. You need a good nasal exam and possible referral to ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Lately Ive been having a hard time breathing while laying on my back, I also been having heart pain and heavy pressure on my chest while laying down.

Lately Ive been having a hard time breathing while laying on my back, I also been having heart pain and heavy pressure on my chest while laying down.

Get basic tests: You are describing positional pain — there are many causes — have you had a fever or sore throat? Do you have chronic illness? Any fall or injury? It could be many things at your age most of them will likely be benign. You should get an EKG / Echo and other test based on your history. ...Read more

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When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot.?

When I lay down my heart seems to beat hard, and I have difficulty breathing, like there's a weight on my chest. I also get hot.?

Get tests: This can be an irregular heart beat, which can be serious. If you are very overweight, it can be the weight of your body pressing down on your chest, but in either case more needs to be checked into to find out the cause and get treatment if possible. Please see your doctor, and if your weight is normal, get a holter monitor to check for irregular beats. If it is up, get tested for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. What is it?

I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. What is it?

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. You're smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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Hiatul hernia, can't sleep at night because I can't lay flat have a hard time breathing. Pain in chest and top of stomach. Dry throat and mouth.

Hiatul hernia, can't sleep at night because I can't lay flat have a hard time breathing. Pain in chest and top of stomach. Dry throat and mouth.

Orthopnea: Described symptoms are worrying about a serious cardiovascular condition, be further examined and tested immediately ...Read more

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I am having uncomfortable throbbing in my stomach, especially when lying down. I'm also having a hard time breathing right now. What is going on?

I am having uncomfortable throbbing in my stomach, especially when lying down. I'm also having a hard time breathing right now. What is going on?

See doctor ASAP!: Shortness of breath is a very serious symptom and can indicate a life-threatening problem. You need to be seen ASAP so you probably need to go to the ER now. The abdominal discomfort and shortness of breath could be due to many things but go the ER now to be certain it is not serious. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 25 female. Last few days I have felt light-headed almost fainted, hard time breathing while lying down and chest feels tight. ?

I am 25 female. Last few days I have felt light-headed almost fainted, hard time breathing while lying down and chest feels tight. 
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Mgt: I think you should go to the ED. One possible cause may be a blood clot in your lungs. They may order some testing after an evaluation. Other causes may include GERD and aspiration, asthma or an infection. ...Read more

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Bloody nose every hour, canr hold down food, right lower stomach pain, blood in urine, dizzy, hard time breathing, help?

Bloody nose every hour, canr hold down food, right lower stomach pain, blood in urine, dizzy, hard time breathing, help?

ER right away: This is serious and no website based advisory panel should recommend anything other than going straight to the emergency room. Seriously. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to have a hard time breathing all of a sudden?

What could be causing me to have a hard time breathing all of a sudden?

Read the list: Pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumothorax, ruptured chordae tendinae or acute pulmonary edema from any other cause. Less serious causes: panic attack, hyperventilation syndrome, asthma. Other rare causes: cyanide poisoning, cardiac tamponade, hemorrhagic shock, acidosis from any cause. I've probably missed a few causes but that's a starter. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people have a hard time breathing at night? Is it a common affliction?

Do a lot of people have a hard time breathing at night? Is it a common affliction?

Breathing: Nocturnal breathing difficulties have many possible causes from allergies and inhalant problems through cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. It should be evaluated by a Dr. to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have a hard time breathing when its cold or windy outside?

No: Your baby might have cold induced asthma or allergic asthma. Please have your baby checked out by the doctor. ...Read more

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Breathing trouble at 36 weeks pregnant. Is it normal to have a hard time breathing while sitting?

Breathing trouble at 36 weeks pregnant.  Is it normal to have a hard time breathing while sitting?

It could be: Breathing trouble — you need to be seen immediately

if you have more questions — please ask. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant and I feel like crud. Is it bad that I feel like I need to vomit and I have a hard time breathing?

36 weeks pregnant and I feel like crud. Is it bad that I feel like I need to vomit and I have a hard time breathing?

Get help!!: If you are 36 weeks pregnant and not feeling well with nausea, then you need to call your doctor. They might want you seen as these are potentially signs of a complication called preeclampsia. ...Read more

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I keep having panic attacks and I will have a hard time breathing while I'm having a panic attack. The panic attacks seem to keep going all day.

I keep having panic attacks and I will have a hard time breathing while I'm having a panic attack. The panic attacks seem to keep going all day.

Have doc: Check you heart to rule out any tachyarrythmias that could be "causing" the feeling of anxiety. Get mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype tested and (if +), treated with l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methylcobalamin. Will help bring dopamine, serotonin, nor-epi, ; melatonin to baseline. After a month of that, consider viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) (titrate up to 20mg and hold)--best out there for anxiety! Talk therapy can help as well. ...Read more

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There is a lump under left nipple and I have a hard time breathing. What could be wrong?

There is a lump under left nipple and I have a hard time breathing. What could be wrong?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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At times, I have a hard time breathing. It feels llike the only time I get a full breath of air is when I yawn or sit up straight. Could it be anallery?

At times, I have a hard time breathing. It feels llike the only time I get a full breath of air is when I yawn or sit up straight. Could it be anallery?

Could: It be an allergy, maybe, could something be obstructing your airway or a form of asthma are other possibilities. Also, inflammation of the lung lining, so go have that checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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When i walk out side in the summer vermont 90 plus temps 100% humidity i have a hard time breathing just walking to the car i have to stop and wait to the ac kick on before i can breathe?

When i walk out side in the summer vermont 90 plus temps 100% humidity i have a hard time breathing just walking to the car i have to stop and wait to the ac kick on before i can breathe?

Without knowing: anything else about your health history, age or conditions it is impossible to offer you diagnostic or treatment suggestions. Make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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When i work out (no matter how lite) my stomach tightens or bloats and my breathing goes awry. I simply have a hard time breathing normal during and after my workout. Usually can't finish? Y?

When i work out (no matter how lite) my stomach tightens or bloats and my breathing goes awry. I simply have a hard time breathing normal during and after my workout.  Usually can't finish? Y?

Muscle cramp: Your exercise routine might be affected by heart conduction system abnormalities (lbbb). The first step is to make sure you are hydrated (drink plenty of water) to prevent muscle cramps. Also, discuss these symptoms with your cardiologist for further diagnostics and management. ...Read more

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Why does my face and hands get red and hot, and sometimes I have a hard time breathing?

Why does my face and hands get red and hot, and sometimes I have a hard time breathing?

Red hot face: Body parts become red ; hot when there is increased blood supply to that part. Allergic reactions can cause red, hot ; often swollen face with difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Whenever I run, I have a hard time breathing and my body tends to start shaking and feel hot. I sometimes feel dizzy. What's wrong with me?

Whenever I run, I have a hard time breathing and my body tends to start shaking and feel hot. I sometimes feel dizzy. What's wrong with me?

Asthma?dehydration?: There is a form of asthma called exercise induced asthma. This is easily treated but you need to see a doctor for some testing. Dizziness can be caused by many things such as dehydration, anemia and inner ear problems. It would be good for you to see a doctor and get and exam and some testing. In the mean time drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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When I was 5 my teacher thought I had asthma but I didn't. I'm now 15, i sometimes have a hard time breathing and using an inhaler sounds like heaven.

When I was 5 my teacher thought I had asthma but I didn't. I'm now 15, i sometimes have a hard time breathing and using an inhaler sounds like heaven.

Asthma: See your doctor for an updated evaluation. Allergy, sinus infections, reflux or primary lung or tracheal or even heart problems could contribute to your symptoms. Don't suffer — get help! ...Read more

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I have a hard time breathing and chemicals or smoke and even perfumes make it hard to breath. Do I have burt lungs?

I have a hard time breathing and chemicals or smoke and even perfumes make it hard to breath. Do I have burt lungs?

Possible asthma: What you describe sounds like what people with asthma can have. You don't say your age or health, but you should talk to your doctor. If it is asthma, it is very treatable, once the diagnosis is made. Special tests can tell your doctor whether there is any problem with scarring or permanent damage to your lungs. ...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