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Suggest treatment for chest pain while deep breathing

in september i had pneumothorax it happened while i was sleeping in bed never thought it was serious a few days later i went hospital cause pain would not in away and thought it was my heart cause it was on the left side and it turned out my lung had collapsed and had a chest drain and kept in the next day it was taken out and i was sent home went back 4 weeks later and had a x ray and my lung was up and fine but told if ever get them pains again to come straight back so not last thursday the thursday before i had the same pains i had when my lung first collapsed but not as painfull so went back to a&e and had an x ray and was told everything was fine and my lung was still up even though i still did not feel right the doctor said i was fine so went home and told to take pain killers so i did then saturday just gone got a urgent letter from hospital to attend a&e asap for another x ray so i did and was told that my lung had collapsed again a week earlier and the doctor on duty never seen it so had another x ray and it was still collapsed but not as much as it was a week earlier but was still down so as you can guess i was not happy but they said that it will come up on its own and have been given codine and other pain killers and sent home again cause they said there is nothing they can do and come back in a week i am not happy and still foot feel well at all like i have the flu coming on and still hurts when take deep breaths and can not lie on my side but dont know how bad the pain really is cause had that many pain killers i just want to know if you think its best i go to another hospital for a second opinion i just dont know what to do ?
Wed, 23 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

* As per my clinical experience, once expanded lung will not give these much intense trouble unless there is infection or other issues.
* I recommend to consult in follow up chat with all reports as an attachment for best possible evaluation.

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