Symptoms of Pneumothorax

 

Chest pain- Sudden, sharp chest pain on the same side as the affected lung.

Shortness of breath- This may be mild or severe, depending on how much of your lung is collapsed and whether you have underlying lung disease.

When to see a doctor


One should seek immediate medical help in case of sudden chest pain and troubled breathing. Many conditions other than pneumothorax can cause these symptoms, and most require an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. A patient with severe chest pain and progressive breathing difficulty should get immediate emergency care.

Pneumothorax

 

Causes of Pneumothorax

 

A pneumothorax (noo-mo-THOR-acks) is a collapsed lung due to air accumulating inside the chest cavity. Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into
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Pneumothorax can be caused by a chest injury, underlying lung disease or ruptured air blisters (blebs). Pneumothorax also can
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Causes of Pneumothorax

 

Complications from pneumothorax

 

Pneumothorax can be caused by a chest injury, underlying lung disease or ruptured air blisters (blebs). Pneumothorax also can
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Persistent air leak Air may sometimes continue to leak if the opening in the lung won't close. Surgery may eventually
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Treatments and drugs

 

 

   

The purpose of treating a pneumothorax is to relieve the pressure on the lung, by removing the air and hence allowing
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