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Feeling chest tightness, shallow breathing and fatigue. History of pneumothorax. Recurrence?

ive had a pneumothorax summer 2011 and have a similar feeling to when it happened. They said my chest scans were not conclusive and i may have pneumoia but i play collegiate lacrosse and have been perfectly fine running and practicing up until sudden chest tightness. my ekg was good. I have shallow breathing and fatigue as well as a feeling of a burp i cannot get out. It is the same lung that previously collapsed, on which i recieved a chest tube and operation.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
It would be possible that this could be a recurrence. However, other causes of symptoms must still be excluded first. the chest X ray, breathing and spirometric measurements., blood work ups to exclude possibilities of infections and scans if necessary.
I suggest you consult your pulmonologist in good time for appropriate management and care. Knowing whether you have been exposed to toxic gas lately, any notion of making, either active or passive could also be of great clinical importance in the reevaluation process.
Thanks and hope this helps,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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