What does it feel like to have a collapsed lung?

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Chest pain

Atelectasis
and shortness of breath. Get a xray of your lungs if your doctor wants to check for this. (sometimes fever too)
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Atelectasis Breathlessness Collapse Collapsed lung Fever Lung Roentgen rays

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Trouble breathing

Lungs
Symptoms of pneumothorax (collapsed lung) include sharp chest pains (especially with breathing), a dry cough, and shortness of breath. If the leaked air is compressing the lungs and heart, it is a tension pneumothorax (life-threatening!) and symptoms include a very anxious looking person with trouble breathing or talking, swollen veins in the neck, & bluish skin color (cyanosis).
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Skin Tension pneumothorax Difficulty breathing Collapse Dry cough Nervousness Veins Cough Chest Neck