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18 female, chest popping occasionally, lightheaded, feels like lungs wont expand, trouble breathing, chest pain, back pain. happens once a week. ?

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Internist or an ER: You need lungs evaluated. In an ER your Oxygen saturation and vital signs can be eval. On Physical exam should be able to detect how well lungs fill with air. You will also get an XRAY of your chest. An ER is expensive. Internist (or Urgent care) will also have a saturation meter and should be able to detect how well lungs fill. If chest XRAY needed they can send you for one. Do this right away.
Answered on Dec 11, 2015

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