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Diminished breath sounds

Diminished breath sounds: Introduction

Diminished breath sounds: a term that is used to describe findings on listening to the chest with a stethoscope (auscultation of the chest). It is caused by such conditions as COPD and severe asthma. Or, it may affect only one lung in cases of pleural effusion or pneumothorax. It does not refer to a decreased rate of breathing. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Diminished breath sounds, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Diminished breath sounds: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Diminished breath sounds

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Misdiagnosis and Diminished breath sounds

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Detailed list of causes of Diminished breath sounds

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How Common are these Causes of Diminished breath sounds?

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  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 20 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Diminished breath sounds:

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Causes of Diminished breath sounds Based on Risk Factors

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    Medical Conditions associated with Diminished breath sounds:

    Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Diminished breath sounds:

    Head injury (3 causes), Drowning, Anaesthesia (13 causes), Opiate overdose, COPD, Asthma (320 causes), Bronchiectasis, Respiratory failure (222 causes), Pneumoconiosis, Brain tumours (14 causes)

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