... This certainly could be asthma. Most asthma is not "attacks" but a general short of breath feeling with exertion, dry cough, and a "tight" feeling in chest. It can be very subtle, yet respond dramatically to treatment. ... (5 replies)
... I had a dry cough for about 2 months now. i smoke on the weekends occansionally and drink heavily on the weekends. when the dry cough started, i had a tingly feelingin my chest. about a month later, it turned in to pressure. ... (8 replies)
... I've had a cough for over a week now and it doesn't seem to be going away. It's a dry cough, sometimes hacking, and it makes my chest hurt, and I feel tight. What's going on? ... (0 replies)
... After a few days the cough got less green and turned into a mucousy yellow phlegm, and I had trouble sleeping for 2 nights coz I was having coughing fits at night. ... (4 replies)
... i did do some reading on the scarring of lungs(pulmonary Fibrosis)
can my situation get worst? my dr says not to worry, he said he didnt see the actual cat scan images yes, but just read the report. the report said i had a mild scarring on top of one of my lungs.
this is pretty frightening.
can the other symptoms all be related to this?
constant pressure in chest... (8 replies)
... I'm 24 years old, and for the last two months I have had difficulty breathing. My chest constantly feels tight, like I can't get enough air down into my lungs and I want to yawn a lot. ... (30 replies)
... I have had this cough for over 6 months now. Have been to DR. and specialist to no avail. It feels like I have something stuck in my chest and it feels heavy or tight I guess you would say. I get spells of coughing where I actually feel like I am going to not be able to breath. Then I am gasping for air. ... (1 replies)
... visit my parents. Every time I visit them, I get sick with a cold or virus. Anyways, I got some type of virus or something after I returned home and have had a cough where I cough so badly that I almost throw up. It is fairly dry, but my chest is tight and I feel like I can't breath. The cough also keeps me up all night. ... (5 replies)
... At the beginning of May, I visited an urgent care clinic due to shortness of breath and chest pain. ... (2 replies)
... m breathing deeper and harder so I can feel the discomfort more. Now when I exert myself and breath deeply I can feel the discomfort farther down into my chest and it feels kind of tight and the tightness stays for awhile. ... (1 replies)
... I'd seek another opinion too - though having a normal PFT is a great sign!
Best of luck and God bless,
Jeff (8 replies)
... thanks for the reply jeff.
i did see a specialist and he is the one who had me take the cat scan.
my PFT was ok.
my doctor does not seem to concerned about this. he just told me, he does not think the lung scarring is causing my symtoms.
i think i should find a new dr.
i left his sectretary 2 messages over 3 days ago. the dr. has not returned my phone call yet.
... (8 replies)
... Scaring and cancer are not tied to one another, or in other words scaring won't cause cancer. There are lots of things that can cause scaring in the upper lung area. I know bronchitis is one, and other similar traumas to the lungs. In my case the scaring is noticible on x-ray in the lower lobes, especially in the right lung, but a biopsy shows that the scaring is through... (8 replies)
... i took the cat scan and the dr said i had mild lung scaring on top of one of my lungs.
he said i shouldn't worry about this..
does anyone know what can cause lung scaring and should i be concerned about cancer?
thanks (8 replies)
... I'll watch for your update :)
Jeff (8 replies)
... thanks jeff,
i will be going to a specialist in 2 days.. i will post an update. (8 replies)
... No guesses beyond GERD but I would strongly suggest you stop smoking completely, and the binge drinking will affect your immune system...
Jeff (8 replies)
... months I have had a constant shortness of breathe, along with wheezing and dry cough. ... (5 replies)
... Ok, so I have had lung problems my whole life.
Hospitalized twice as a kid for pneumonia, and it seemed that once a year I got bronchitis. I also had trouble running in gym class, my lungs would feel prickly and I would have to walk. Most of this went away as I grew up.
Fast forward to 2 years ago, when I started a new job. I have gotten sick like clockwork every... (0 replies)
... I would go to another dr. Falling asleep that easily might be due to her weight loss. She must be very weak? What are they doing for her? (3 replies)