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stabbing chest pain which increases on coughing , laughing etc is medically termed as pleuritic chest pain
which is usually found in pneumonia
, air or fluid in pleural space as it happened to you two years ago. I advise you to go for chest x-ray and meet your doctor. If it is pneumothorax
(air in the lumg as descrbed) and you are tall male ask your doctor to go for a process called pleurodesis
after the chest tube
This recurrence is common in tall thin males and suspected if it is occurring spontaneously without any underlying lung disease.