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Collapsed lung symptoms

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Shortness of breath: Symptoms of collapsed lung is usually difficulty in breathing that is usually quite severe. Symptoms of broken ribs is severe pain and tenderness in r ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Difficult breathing: Initially chest pain, palpable crepitance- rice crispies in the chest wall, . Later fever, pneumonia, cough along with short of breath. Rib trauma ... Read More

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lung collapse: Unlikely. Pain and shortness of breath. Spontaneous pneumothorax would be rare at your age. exertion related in your age group. Better to just go get ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Potentially these: symptoms could be from a pulmonary problem but it is more likely to be musculoskeletal or urogenital in etiology. If it persists you should get it che ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: A collapsed lung (known as a pneumothorax) can cause subcutaneous emphysema when air moves from the chest through muscle and into muscle planes below ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Wee
Dr. Jon Wee answered
23 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath and pain are the most common symptoms. This requires urgent evaluation.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Multiple causes: Common causes include chest trauma (like a car accident or a puncture wound to the chest) or medical procedures (like intubation). It can also occur a ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Unlikely: Though a chest xray is not the most reliable test for a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) it is pretty good. If there is a viral pneumonia on xray that co ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
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