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I had spontaneous pneumothorax when I was 17. This was recurring 3 times and I had surgery and chest tubes. On the last round of pneumothorax they did a procedure where they inflamed my lungs so it can attach to my chest wall?
Sorry this was quite some time ago and I do know the technical term.
Since then I've had no trouble breathing or pain on a day to day basis. The only time I have pain is when I stretch a particular way with my arms raised (or any overstretch of the chest) or sneeze super hard.
The pain I refer to is the exact pneumothorax blip or pop sound. I have to then exhale the blip out which I can hear and then the pain only lasts during that time I exhale the blip out. I hear the pop sound and then breathing is back to normal with no pain. I am able to take deep breaths thereafter.
I went to the doctor about this and got multiple x-rays and was never able to prove that I have an active case of pneumothorax. I obviously could not replicate the blip when I was at the hospital.
What I'm asking is has anyone experienced anything similar after their pneumothorax has healed?
Has anyone's pneumothorax never fully healed. I'd say my case is 90% healed.
This happened on my left side only. Thanks.
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