A 17-year-old male asked:
Got hit in the chest in football a little hard and had shortness of breath since then. i got an x-ray my chest,lungs and heart were fine.what is it?
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Mgt: You may have bruising of the soft tissues which prevents you from taking a full breath
Other causes include an embolism. A virtual consultation is available online to follow up.
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