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Sometimes when I breathe it feels like my airway 'catches'. It lasts until my next breath. Occurs both at rest/walking. Produces a snort like sound.?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Upper airway issue
It depends if it's on inhalation or exhalation.
However, it sounds like an upper airway issue like a floppy soft palate or uvula. These kinds of things could cause sleep apnea which is an upper airway obstruction. These kinds of things would also cause snoring when you sleep.

In brief: Upper airway issue
It depends if it's on inhalation or exhalation.
However, it sounds like an upper airway issue like a floppy soft palate or uvula. These kinds of things could cause sleep apnea which is an upper airway obstruction. These kinds of things would also cause snoring when you sleep.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See an ENT
Tis could be.
A tumor and it can result in sudden total obstruction so see one soon usually 10% curable.

In brief: See an ENT
Tis could be.
A tumor and it can result in sudden total obstruction so see one soon usually 10% curable.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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