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how to tell if you have a collapsed lung

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor's exam, Xray: Symptoms of pneumothorax (collapsed lung) include sharp chest pains (especially with breathing), a dry cough, and shortness of breath. If the leaked a ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
X-ray: No way to know chest pain short of breath are symptoms.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Chest Xray: Symptoms could be chest pain, tightness, shortness of breath. But a chest xray is needed to diagnose.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
X-ray: No way to know chest pain short of breath are symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Pneumothorax: There could be sharp chest pain, worse with cough or deep breath. Also you would have shortness of breath. Chest might be tight, and you would have ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
X-ray: Symptoms of shortness of breath, pain, fatigue, cough.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pain: The usual symptoms are pain, principally on breathing, and shortness of breath. Confirmation is by chest x-ray.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Xr: The only way to know is to get an xr, if you have chest pain or sob and that you have he risks, then go to the er and be evaluated. That is something ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If pneumothorax should be healed. All things in moderation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not: Acute cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary events can be associated with stroke. Emergent treatment can cause a pneumothorax. A direct causal relationshi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Collapsed lung: A collapsed along can be a medical emergency. Typically the attempt is to expand the long using a chest tube. This is usually done in intensive care s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amanda Stream
14 years experience Critical Care
X-Ray : A collapsed lung or pneumothorax as it is called usually happens after trauma to the chest but can also occur spontaneously. Often times patients hav ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Lipman
35 years experience Radiology
Usu short of breath: Collapsed lung (pneumothorax) if tiny will not cause noticable symptoms. If large, can cause shortness of breath, pain when taking a deep breath. Seen ... Read More
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