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I've been feeling more tired and have some trouble breathing. When should I see the doctor?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Now

There are many causes of fatigue associated with dyspnea (shortness of breath).
You should see someone as soon as you can. Be prepared to tell your physician when the problem started, how it has affected your exercise, and associated symptoms (chest pain, pressure, funny or rapid heart beats, difficulty eating/swollowing, cough, etc). Good luck!

In brief: Now

There are many causes of fatigue associated with dyspnea (shortness of breath).
You should see someone as soon as you can. Be prepared to tell your physician when the problem started, how it has affected your exercise, and associated symptoms (chest pain, pressure, funny or rapid heart beats, difficulty eating/swollowing, cough, etc). Good luck!
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Today...

Shortness of breath is a potentially life-threatening symptom and always requires evaluation.
If your doctor can't see you today, go to the er so that you can be diagnosed and treated. There are many disorders that can cause shortness of breath so you need to be seen today!

In brief: Today...

Shortness of breath is a potentially life-threatening symptom and always requires evaluation.
If your doctor can't see you today, go to the er so that you can be diagnosed and treated. There are many disorders that can cause shortness of breath so you need to be seen today!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Agree. Don't take a chance with shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Much better safe than sorry.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SOB

See a lung specialist asap internet is not the way to fix this problem.

In brief: SOB

See a lung specialist asap internet is not the way to fix this problem.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Difficulty speaking

The most common cause of "difficulty speaking" is shortness of breath.
This is usually a sign of serious illness including pneumonia, blood clot to lung, heart attack, asthma, heart failure, or other severe allergic reaction. You should see a doctor promptly for shortness of breath. Fatigue is a separate problem. Most people can cope with it if it is short-term; after 2 months, see a doctor.

In brief: Difficulty speaking

The most common cause of "difficulty speaking" is shortness of breath.
This is usually a sign of serious illness including pneumonia, blood clot to lung, heart attack, asthma, heart failure, or other severe allergic reaction. You should see a doctor promptly for shortness of breath. Fatigue is a separate problem. Most people can cope with it if it is short-term; after 2 months, see a doctor.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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