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What are the symptoms of spontaneous pneumothorax?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Pain, short breath

Usually pain when it happens, then shortness of breath.
Small spontaneous pneumothoraces may have no symptoms.

In brief: Pain, short breath

Usually pain when it happens, then shortness of breath.
Small spontaneous pneumothoraces may have no symptoms.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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In brief: Sudden change

There is usually the sudden onset of shortness of breath, maybe difficulty breathing, and maybe pain on the side of the chest where the pneumothorax occurred.

In brief: Sudden change

There is usually the sudden onset of shortness of breath, maybe difficulty breathing, and maybe pain on the side of the chest where the pneumothorax occurred.
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