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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to feel a little short of breath, and have minor chest and back pains after having a thoracotomy procedure done like almost two weeks ago?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Pretty common. : Minor issues like you mention are expected after the trauma of surgery. If things get worse, or stop gradually improving, see your doctor.

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Last updated Apr 6, 2014

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