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Have a tracheostomy. Wake up choking. Throat shrinks. What can help me?

I have a trachaeostomy my windpipe is shrinking at night I wake up feeling like someone is choking me I have to get up 3 or 4 times a night so I can breathe again. We have been searching for a doctor that can do surgery to put a pipe in it to hold it open...I have been told this condition is I being told the truth?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Good evening. . Well i dont really know the reason for your tracheostomy. But since you have had ir for a long time it does happen that the tracheostomy starts forming a scar. Which causes breathing problem and repeated cough. You can consult a good ent surgeon and he will be able to help you out
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