A 20-year-old female asked:
Why do i stip feel short of breath when i walk around the house? i had a thoracotomy procedure done to me almost two weeks ago for 3 lung collapses .
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Hurts to breathe: I suspect it still hurts to breathe? If so, that would be a factor. You had major surgery with general anesthetic. It takes time to recover from that. But you ought to have a followup chest xray to be sure there's no recurrence of the collapse - if for no other reason to reassure you!
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Last updated Apr 6, 2014
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