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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Leaking Air Inside Chest (Overview)

Pneumomediastinum is air in the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space in the middle of the chest, between the lungs.


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What are the tests for leaking air inside chest?

What are the tests for leaking air inside chest?

Chest xray and CT: It can be discovered on simple chest xray and can be followed that way. Ct is more sensitive for smaller amounts of air and can often evaluate the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
12 doctors shared insights

Leaking Air Inside Chest (Overview)

Pneumomediastinum is air in the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space in the middle of the chest, between the lungs.


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What are the common symptoms of leaking air inside chest?

What are the common symptoms of leaking air inside chest?

Pain: The most common symptom is pain, often worse with breathing, if the pneumothorax gets worse, you could get short of breath or have low blood pressure. Untreated pneumothoraces can be fatal. ...Read more

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Severe pain and tightness in chest with trapped air in my chest is this a sign of any illness and what causes it how do I get rid of it?

Severe pain and tightness in chest with trapped air in my chest is this a sign of any illness and what causes it how do I get rid of it?

Chest pains: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your pcp is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation or referral to cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the tests for leaking air inside chest?

Chest xray and CT: It can be discovered on simple chest xray and can be followed that way. Ct is more sensitive for smaller amounts of air and can often evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of leaking air inside chest?

Pain: The most common symptom is pain, often worse with breathing, if the pneumothorax gets worse, you could get short of breath or have low blood pressure. Untreated pneumothoraces can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about air leaking from lungs into chest cavity?

Can you tell me about air leaking from lungs into chest cavity?

Lets review your que: Your lungs are lined by 2 thin layers named pleura. Trauma, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma/COPD can cause a break in the lining allowing air to fill this space. Pneumothorax of 10% or less are usually observed and resolve on own. Larger ones usually need a tube placed called a chest tube and this helps remove the air/fluid/blood to be removed. Severe pneumothorax can cause respiratory distress and th ...Read more

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Bubbling sensation when i lay down in my back and chest, I have a cough and a little bit of a cold.I hope its not an air leak! please help?

Bubbling sensation when i lay down in my back and chest, I have a cough and a little bit of a cold.I hope its not an air leak! please help?

Breathlessness: Your symptoms sound concerning - especially with the breathlessness, chest pain and that sensation of bubbling. You should get checked out by a physician and have an x ray as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Wedge resection right lung 1/15/15. Still have chest tube in due to small air leak. Painful barking cough just started. What is it?

Wedge resection right lung 1/15/15.  Still have chest tube in due to small air leak. Painful barking cough just started.  What is it?

Nonspecific: Could be a normal reaction from the breathing tube you had during the surgery. Could also be an upper respiratory infection. Other than causing pain at the incision site, its probably not dangerous. Ask your doctor when he/she is making rounds, or at your next visit. Can try some cough suppressant in he mean time. Hope this helps! ...Read more