What causes shortness of breath while singing besides high chest breathing?

Short of breath. As you suggest learning to breath properly with singing is important. If you have good technique then you have to be evaluated for obstructive and other lung disease. If you can't get air out of your lungs easily, you'll get sob really fast trying to sing..

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My symptoms are (5 months): extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, pain while breathing, very high heart rate, blue nails. Normal hearttests, d dimer?

Possible lung dz. These symptoms can be lung related if indeed heart tests are normal. The heart tests needed are a stress test and ECHO. Lung tests would be a X ray, lung function tests to rule out asthma, COPD or other primary lung disease. Also need to rule out other problems such as anemia or other systemic diseases. Suggest PCP and pulmonary consultations to start. Read more...

I have chest pain on right side which my gp said is from muscles. Can this cause pain while breathing and also shortness of breath?

Possibilities.... The chest wall has muscles, cartilage and bone and any of these structures can be injured leading to pain. And this pain can increase with breathing, resulting in shortness of breath. Coughing before pain onset is a common scenario. However, if the shortness of breath is getting worse, you need to see a doctor asap since there are many serious disorders that can lead to difficulty breathing. Read more...
Yes. Every time you take a breath, you stretch the muscles holding the ribs and that causes pain. The pain will make you feel you have to stop breathing and that gives you the sense of sob. Read more...

How can anxiety cause such severe shortness of breath? How can the chest discomfort and breathing difficulty be so bad if I have good heart/lungs?

"panic attacks" Extreme stress, whether from acute fear or internal turmoil such as anxiety, can trigger the release of stress hormones. The immediate hormone is adrenaline which prepares our bodies for "flight or flight." Heart rate and respiratory rate increase, blood flow is diverted from internal organs to the skeletal muscles When there is nothing to fight or flee from, the symptoms you describe occur. Read more...

Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.

Many things. COPD should not cause "focal airspace disease" on any films. Typically when we report "focal airspace disease" it implies, but by no means exclusively, that you have pneumonia. There are nearly countless things that can cause these findings. See your doctor. Read more...

Chest pain (very mild), gurgling sound when breathing in, chest pressure causing shortness of breath. Clicking feeling post excercise, really thirsty and tired, also have foamy urine. And frequent headaches. What's the cause of all these symptoms?

Go to ER. You may be having a cardiac event and need to be seen by a doctor. An ekg, chest xrray, and lab work could screen you for a problem with the blood vessels feeding your as well as congestive heart failure. If this is occurring now please go to the emergency room and get checked out. It can make a difference to be treated early. Read more...