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short of breath,cough

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 15, 2006
  • 10:49 PM

i have been experiencing a cough that won't go away,shortness of breath walking short distances,weakness and i have a many resp.problems this year.i also have a very tender spot under my rib that feels like on the inside there is a knot or lump ,it is very uncomfortable. my dr. ignored a few months ago,but now i have a cough and hoarse voice and i feel really bad.i dont see a new dr. until thursday ,and i was just wondering does this sound like bronchitis? thank you ,kim

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  • Not to scare you, but lung cancer could be a possibility.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2006
    • 02:49 AM
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  • Not to scare you, but lung cancer could be a possibility.....thank you for responding! i have thought of cancer,i had a catscan at the er,he only did abdomenial,not chest,he said my liver has cysts.i don't know why yet,but i do know i still can't breath right and i am extremely tired.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2006
    • 06:59 PM
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  • I have the same thing, trying to figure out what's the problem. Mine only hurts when I cough.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2006
    • 03:40 AM
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  • Not to scare you, but lung cancer could be a possibility.....what is copd
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 02:19 PM
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  • COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Lung Disease. A condition that is usually a result of long standing injury to the lungs, smoking being the most common cause. Presents with shortness of breath, wheez and increasing frequency of cough, recurrent chest infections. Usually patients need salbutamol or steroid treatment to relieve long term symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 02:33 PM
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  • you havent specified how old you are. Also where you are from. How long has the lump under your rib been there and which rib is it exactly under?If you have a fever of recent onset and the cough produces yellow colored sputum the chances of a lung abscess might exist. If you're liver has cycts as the CT showed,then the possiblity of hydatid disease must be ruled out.
    lucidinterval 2 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 02:40 PM
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  • i have been experiencing a cough that won't go away,shortness of breath walking short distances,weakness and i have a many resp.problems this year.i also have a very tender spot under my rib that feels like on the inside there is a knot or lump ,it is very uncomfortable. my dr. ignored a few months ago,but now i have a cough and hoarse voice and i feel really bad.i dont see a new dr. until thursday ,and i was just wondering does this sound like bronchitis? thank you ,kimMy wife has been undergoing chemo for stage III colon cancer. In August she was declared cancer free after CT scans and other testing. She has developed a cough over the last month, sometimes severe. The cough is somewhat improved, but she now has shortness of breath, after only mild exertion. The Family doctor did blood testing and x-rays, tried anti-biotics, with no conclusion. She is going to see a heart-lung specialist tomorrow. I think you should get a second opinion from a family doctor and may need to see a specialist. My internet research indicates that there are many triggers for this, and that rapid onset of shortness of breath means get professional help asap. Everyone is different, with health histories that can impact this. My non-professional advice is to stay on the doctors, don't delay, get to a specialist if the general practioner can't give you an answer. Good luck!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
    • 05:02 PM
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