A 19-year-old male asked:
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i don't have symptoms of pneumonia other than the chest pain when deeply inhaling, so i'm just questioning the diagnosis. i thought i had a collapsed lung is there any possibility that the x-ray could actually have shown a collapsed lung and been misinter

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pneumonia and a collapsed lung have a different appearance on xray. Misinterpretation unlikely.
Answered on Apr 25, 2017

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