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What are the symptoms of a collapsed lung?
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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Short of breath/Pain
The most common symptoms are acute onset of chest pain and shortness of breath.
If this were to occur you should seek immediate medical attention and have a chest x-ray to diagnose the problem.

In brief: Short of breath/Pain
The most common symptoms are acute onset of chest pain and shortness of breath.
If this were to occur you should seek immediate medical attention and have a chest x-ray to diagnose the problem.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Short of breath
Estimated at least 10% spontaneous pneumothorax are asymptomatic.
Symptoms if present may include shortness off breath, cough, and/or chest pain. The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope). Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.

In brief: Short of breath
Estimated at least 10% spontaneous pneumothorax are asymptomatic.
Symptoms if present may include shortness off breath, cough, and/or chest pain. The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope). Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Jon Wee
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath and pain are the most common symptoms.
This requires urgent evaluation.

In brief: Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath and pain are the most common symptoms.
This requires urgent evaluation.
Dr. Jon Wee
Dr. Jon Wee
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