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Forum Name: Chest symptoms
Question: Weezing when upper body twisted
|squiggly09 - Wed May 02, 2007 11:31 pm||
I am a 20 year old female, no history of any serious medical problems, non smoker in excellent physical health. I noticed a few days ago while I was doing some kickboxing moves that when I twist my upper body from right to left, air is forced in and out of my lungs and makes a weezing noise. I noticed this when I was throwing right and left jabs. I havnt noticed this in the past when doing similar routines. I have no other symptoms such as cough, short breath, etc. This doesnt really effect me much other than it created an uncomfortable sensation (tickling almost) in my throat, and I am worried that it might be a sign of a more serious problem.
A month ago I worked for a few days in a barn that is used to house elephants that had been exposed to Tuberculosis, but I was careful to wear a TB mask during the time. I have no other symptoms of TB as of right now, but was concerned that these 2 things may be related. Should I be concerned?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu May 03, 2007 1:47 am||
During my training one of my mentors used to say "not all that wheezes is asthma".
Other possible causes are what we term rings and slings. These occur when a blood vessel or other structure branches across the trachea and compresses it a little. It may be that when you are turning the trachea is compressed a little more causing your wheezing.
I would suggest that you discuss your symptoms with your doctor. From your description I do not think this is something that is endangering you so you need to go the ER immediately. I would recommend having it evaluated at some point though.
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