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Cigarette Smoking

Cigarette smoking can result in a lot of adverse effects on your health. It can result in vision problems, damage the lungs, cause infertility, deep vein thrombosis, erectile dysfunction, premature aging, and can increase the risk of heart attack and angina, diabetes, and cancer.

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I am having persistent chest pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been experiencing chest pain for over three months, primarily localized to a small area on the left side near the center of my chest. Additionally, I have felt discomfort in other regions of my chest, including the right side, and occasionally experience random pains throughout my b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your account, it appears you might be grappling with a pulmonary issue, possibly chronic bronchitis or emphysema, stemming from prolonged smoking and vaping habits. Chronic bronchitis is typified by consistent coughi...  Read Full »

I experienced breathing difficulty after smoking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old, and I have been having a problem breathing for almost two months. I have a voluntary cough that sounds wet, sometimes coughing up mucus. I have also had a very little chest pain that comes and goes but does not bothers me. This started after I smoked cigarettes for...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the history you have given. Since smoking exposure is very less the possibility of acute bronchitis, psychological breathing problem is more likely to occur. I want to know a few more things. Please let me know. 1. How many days did you smoke? And ...  Read Full »

I have constant minor chest and neck pain. Is it due to smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a smoker and have been smoking for 20 years. I can feel the stress of smoke while I breathe normally. But now I have constant minor chest ache probably in the lungs. I also have been facing a problem of pain in the neck and lower pain. This increases in the night when I am lying ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all congrats on the resolve to quit smoking. Half the job is done. Now please walk the talk. The other half. Whatever damage has been done will gradually reverse back. Also, start on some breathing exercises and yoga and good healthy eating habits. Now coming ...  Read Full »

I am having a white lesion on inner cheek. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was doing a mouth check and noticed that an area inside my mouth on both inner cheek under the jawbone it is white in color. What could this be and it is the same on both sides? I am currently on Zoloft and Amoxycillin.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are various types of white lesion in the mouth, some are harmful but some are temporary and curable. You have not not described about your habit like smoking or tobacco consumption and also not mentioned that these white lesion are painful or not, or making any...  Read Full »

I am having difficulty taking deep breaths. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I weigh 55 kg, and my height is 168 cm. I have been having difficulty taking a deep breath for over a year now. I got it suddenly one day while riding my bike. It feels like my breath is not completed or like I am missing some air. Some days it does not occu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am thinking it might be coming from your lungs, or it could be anemia. Have you been a smoker? Do you have a history of childhood asthma? Have you had any breathing test or blood work done recently? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »

Can SIDS occur in a baby after a single incident of smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I smoke, and I usually avoid smoking around other people. However, I work at a hospital, and I went outside the hospital, and I lit up a cigarette. I did not notice that there was a woman with a baby, and I stood near them smoking for quite a few seconds. Now I am worried that the bab...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please find my observations below. Second-hand smoke or passive smoking can cause SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) only in infants who are exposed to such smoke regularly and in a closed environment like their house. Your cigarette smoking was an isolated event and ...  Read Full »

Do the raised white lines in my mouth indicate leukoplakia

Query: Hi doctor, I went to the ENT for a sore throat. He ended up saying I have leukoplakia. It is mainly in the gap where I am missing the tooth. He said it was in other areas around my lower gum but it pretty much wiped off of there. I then went to my dentist who said it was not leukoplakia. I then went...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not at all a type of leukoplakia as seen in the picture. But, if you are a smoker, then I would recommend you stop smoking. It seems to be just hyperkeratinization of the oral mucosa which ca...  Read Full »

When do I see improvements in my health after quitting smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I have been smoking cigarettes for a year now. I want to know the health risks that occur due to chronic smoking. What are some effective strategies for quitting smoking? What withdrawal symptoms will I experience when attempting to quit smoking, and how can I...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The health risks associated with chronic smoking encompass coronary artery disease(a condition characterized by the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. ), obstructive pulmon...  Read Full »

Are e-cigarettes safe enough to replace cigarette smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am really worried about my husband's health because he has been smoking cigarettes for the past 15 years. I have heard that electronic cigarettes are not that harmful, especially the way they deliver nicotine, and their potential benefits for quitting smoking. Is it true? Would you ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can provide general information on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) based on available research. However, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice. E-cigarettes operate by vaporizing a liquid, known...  Read Full »

I have a hard lump in my mouth. Does this require biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hard lump in my mouth since yesterday. There is very little pain, but I am freaking out about this because I used to chew tobacco and smoke for three years but clean since last one year. So, please, can you confirm if I require a biopsy?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern since it is a hard lump. But, since you are saying that it is just one day old, it cannot be a chronic problem. Any form of oral cancer or precancerous condition takes some time to show. I would like to ask a few questions. Are you sure it jus...  Read Full »

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