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A 17-year-old female asked:

Could laughing to the point of hold ur breath cause a tension pneumothorax ? i laughed so hard now my chest hurts hist: htn&pcos mild l/s atelectasis

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Dr. Gabriel Goren
A Verified Doctoranswered
59 years experience
If you: Had a bleb on the lungs theoretically it could burst. Tension pneumothorax is a severe condition the person usually can't carry on with the daily activities and would seek medical attention. For being sure consult your primary care physician.

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