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Shortness of breath no other symptoms? Do you have to have other symptoms to have asthma?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

However, asthma usually also has cough and/ or wheezing.
Shortness of breath can be a symptom of many different underlying causes. You should see your doctor.

In brief: No

However, asthma usually also has cough and/ or wheezing.
Shortness of breath can be a symptom of many different underlying causes. You should see your doctor.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Totally agree. Asthma is also usually worse with exercise and worse at night.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not necessarily

The most common symptom in asthma is shortness of breath.
Some patients with asthma only have shortness of breath.

In brief: Not necessarily

The most common symptom in asthma is shortness of breath.
Some patients with asthma only have shortness of breath.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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