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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

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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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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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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