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Should I go to the hospital straight away for spontaneous pneumothorax?

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Dr. Samir Gupta
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Spontaneous pneumothorax can cause shortness of breath and pain.
If air continues to build around the lung you can get a tension pneumothorax which can put pressure on your heart and decrease your blood pressure severely. Treatment is a chest tube with possible pleurodesis if spontaneous pneumothorax recurs.

In brief: Yes

Spontaneous pneumothorax can cause shortness of breath and pain.
If air continues to build around the lung you can get a tension pneumothorax which can put pressure on your heart and decrease your blood pressure severely. Treatment is a chest tube with possible pleurodesis if spontaneous pneumothorax recurs.
Dr. Samir Gupta
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Yes.
A pneumothorax can progress. It is important to be properly evaluated by a qualified physician/surgeon. Be well.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
A pneumothorax can progress. It is important to be properly evaluated by a qualified physician/surgeon. Be well.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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