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please explain what it is and what is its relationship to chronic coughing, i've just been told by my ENT doc that I have an elongated uvula that could be causing my persistent coughing. He suggested that that he'll correct it w/ a minor...
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Hi -- My building super put fiberglass insulation into my A/C unit, which is open to the elements and was exposed to harsh weather. It was rained on and exposed to harsh winds, which broke down the insulation and released fiberglass all ...
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Hi for the past 6 months or so i have been having this problem. It started after being sick with Flu and has not gone away since. I always have a feeling of a lump in the left side of my throat which feels difficult to swallow, but food ...
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what could cause shortness of breath during my menstrual cycle? this began when i was 11 years old and i've now been dealing with it for 28 years. some months are worse than others. it usually just lasts a few days but is miserable. ...
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Hi. I was exposed to fiberglass as well when it fell out of the ceiling. I inhaled it and since then I have been sensitive to smoke and car fumes. I also keep feeling like something is stuck in my throat and have throat pain which inc...
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Is there a normal course of action for a patient complaining of an acute exposure to an unknown noxious gas/fume? Symptoms include irritation to the upper respiratory tract, watering eyes, noxious exhaled gas after exposure, possible les...
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What is the normal oxygen level in the blood and is 77 critical?
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Hey! Ever since I was a kid, I had a lot of problems with my respiratory system. When I was really small, I had bronchitis. Later on, I developed pneumonia when I was seven years old. Since then, I had it once when I was a sophomore in h...
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I am a 23 year old and I have had excessive phlegm or saliva every time after I eat or drink anything from the time I was about 10-11 years old. It always causes me to produce a "wet" cough (just one) after I eat or drink anything to cle...
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Has anyone had a problem with atelectasis due to neuromusculature problems resulting in shortness of breath on exertion but when O2 level remains within normal limits fjpor
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Okay so about 3 days ago I got this really bad cough, and congested nose and slight head pressure started today... Well anyway with this cough it's a hacking like cough and it's sometimes so bad I can't breathe, and I hear this little wh...
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I am a 41 year old female with a 2 year old, in good health other than being about 10 pounds overweight. Two months ago I began experiencing shortness of breath. I yawn constantly in an attempt to get air. The doctor thought asthma, espe...
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My daughter is 16 years old. She does not drink or smoke. On Dec. 7, she told me that she felt like she couldn't get enough air, so she was yawning. On Dec. 9, we were in the ER because she felt like she couldn't breathe. Tests wer...
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Hello. Yesterday my doctor suggested I might have Laryngeal Spasms, and while I wait 2 months for the Throat specialist to get my appointment, she suggested I look online. But my symptoms don't seem to match all of yours...no voice prob...
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I have had a cough now for about 3 weeks. It started off very mild but 2 weeks ago got more serious. I was sitting down and started to cough really hard and the next thing i knew i was picking myself up off the floor. I had passed out. I...
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I got sick in December and ended up with bronchitis which was treated with steroids and antibiotics. I went through that dose and 2 more after, also was given an inhaler. I dealt with that for months and visited the doctor multiple tim...
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Just about everytime i smoke pot i get really bad chest pain. This has been happening for about 6 months. I have been smoking pot for about 6-7 years. My boobs are freakin huge and they seem to make the chest pain so much worse. The only...
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Hello I'm am 16 years old and For the past month and a half I've been feeling something in my throat and it burns I've also had really bad congestion and nasal drip it keeps me up all night I've been to the doctors had a scope done on my...
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My chest xray says faint opacities seen in the right upper zone 1st anterior costal space. This has the appearance of lung infection. What exactly can this be?
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I am a 53 year old female, non-smoker and have no weight problems, and no known health problems. Over the past two years, I've had numerous episodes where my body takes involuntary deep breaths, one every 7-8 minutes, interspersed wit...
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