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.
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.
Copyright @ (Prof.) Dr. Arvind Kumar. All Rights Reserved / Thoracic Surgical Oncologis
License Number: U.P State Medical Council (India) No. 27637