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A 32-year-old male asked:

how could one with asthma have chest tightness/pain after pneumothorax and vats procedure, but only on the affected side? the sensation is lower lobe

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Localized irritation: A person with asthma has a greater tendency toward symptoms continuously. If there is a localized irritation from a procedure or inflammation it could/would make that localized area more likely to spasm. Resolution would require the areas irritation or inflammation to calm down. Treatment would be directed at reducing the irritation/inflammation.

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