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Stabbing chest pain. Diagnosed with hole in lung, too much air pressure around heart. Treatment?

Hi, My name is Ja'Kisha.
Today when I woke up I had stabbing chest pains in my chest when I laughed or coughed. I didn't know if it might be serious or not because about 2 years ago I had chest pains and when my parents took me to the hospital we found out that I had a hole in my lung and too much air pressure around my heart. Should I be worried that it might be reopened?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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hi jasmi,
Thanks for visiting HCM.
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 insertion.
This recurrence is common in tall thin males and suspected if it is occurring spontaneously without any underlying lung disease.

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Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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