A 30-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms of a collapsed lung?
3 doctor answers
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.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013
Dr. Brian Bezack answered
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Short of breath/Pain: The most common symptoms are acute onset of chest pain and shortness of breath. If this were to occur you should seek immediate medical attention and have a chest x-ray to diagnose the problem.
Answered on May 22, 2018
Dr. Loki Skylizard answered
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Short of breath: Estimated at least 10% spontaneous pneumothorax are asymptomatic. Symptoms if present may include shortness off breath, cough, and/or chest pain. The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope). Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.
Answered on Aug 29, 2016
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