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A 16-year-old male asked:

I dont feel like i get enough air to my lungs when i breathe. but if i arch my back i get a pain in my back/lung. i had pneumonia not long ago, help?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Possibly atelectasis: Atelectasis is when a part of your lung collapses a little bit. This can cause pain when taking a deep breath. It can also happen in areas where you previously had pneumonia. But you should see your primary doctor if you have any other symptoms such as cough or fever, because your pneumonia may not be fully treated. I can also review your chest xray at healthtap.com/saurbornmd
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das commented
Plastic Surgery 54 years experience
I agree.Make sure you follw through Dr.Saurbom's advise.
May 11, 2015

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