Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

149 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What are the symptoms of pneumothorax?

I was getting a nerve block in my left rib cage about 2 1/2 months ago at the doctor punctured my long and caused a up I was in a lot of pain when that happened but and spent three days in the hospital then I came home and I felt a lot better but slowly that left rib cage is starting to hurt again and I am worried that it’s I I’ve had x-rays and the x-rays don’t show anything but I’m afraid that pneumothorax is cause some kind of infection or something is that possible
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Report Abuse
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

How do I know if I have suffered a pneumothorax ? I believe I cracked ribs playing hockey 2 months ago..... I now have some crackling and popping sound when I breath deeply.....but I have sporadic pains that seem to move around my chest on one side of my body...

doctor1 MD

I had trouble breathing for two weeks (sob) but continued to vigorously exercise. Then, one morning, I had a sharp, quick, severe pain following the outline of my scapula (right). After that, I was very sob and felt like my preexisting gerd was seriously out of control. I spent the day ignoring the symptoms. Finally, by the next night, I went to the emergency department. I had a pneumothorax (R) and three PE (2 right and 1 left). Which came first? PE or collapse? Were they related? What caused the pain?

doctor1 MD

3 episodes of left sided spontaneous pneumothorax( lung function test - normal onset and clearance of all thre episodes confirmed with Xrays. no breathlessness or mediastinal shift. what is available treatment and prognosis?