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What are symptoms of hemothorax vs. Tension pneumothorax?

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Dr. Samir Gupta
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In brief: Chest pain

Hemothorax and tension pneumothorax will both present with chest pain and shortness of breath.
Both can also present with severely low blood pressure. However, this can depend on the amount of blood lost in a hemothorax. Both are considered surgical emergencies and need to be treated.

In brief: Chest pain

Hemothorax and tension pneumothorax will both present with chest pain and shortness of breath.
Both can also present with severely low blood pressure. However, this can depend on the amount of blood lost in a hemothorax. Both are considered surgical emergencies and need to be treated.
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