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Forum Name: Asthma

Question: Could I have Asthma

 bradshaw - Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:45 pm

For a few years now I get this incredible pain in my lungs. My chest feels very tight with sharp pains whenever I breath in. I also have to take much shorter breaths to help with the pain from inhaling. This problem comes every now and then. It usually last for a week. I do have allergies. I do not have a cough. I do not think I have wheezing. I can't really tell what triggers my problem. I think it might be activities which cause heavy breathing. Can anyone help me understand? Thank You!
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:55 pm

User avatar Dear Bradshaw,

You have to see your doctor once you start having these episodes of chest pain associated with deep breathing because at that time you might be having inflammation of the membrane surrounding the lungs, a condition called pleurisy.

Asthma can present with shortness of breath and you don't have to have wheezing to be diagnosed with asthma.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D
 bradshaw - Tue Apr 20, 2004 9:02 am

Thanks for your reply. I am feeling better today. I am going to get right into my doctor next time. I will make an appointment at the first sign of it coming back. Thanks again.

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