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Chest pain and breathing problem with history of asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Ive been asthma free for 3 years, but lately ive been having chest pains ,and trouble breathing at night
User :   is it my asthma returning?
Doctor :   do you have wheezing?
User :   no , but coughing and shortness of breath
Doctor :  
are the nights cold?
User :   no
Doctor :  
may i know your age?
User :   19
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
than you need to get PEFR test to confirm the night return of asthma at night
User :   whats that ?
User :   but do u think it is asthma ? or something else?
Doctor :   you have to breath out forcefully into a instrument
Doctor :  
it is common to have shortness of breath at night in asthama
Doctor :  
since you have past history it is more likely the symptoms of asthma has recurred

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