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Lung pain that comes and goes. What to do?

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  • Posted By: shelby07
  • November 13, 2008
  • 10:29 PM

Im 17 and i have had mutiple spontanaeos phemothoraxes, which means my lung partially collapses. I have blebs, which are air pockets that when pop collapse your lung, on both sides. Recently i had surgery to remove the blebs of my left lung to fix the collapsing problem. I have had multiple times when my right side has had sharp pain on what feels like my lung, but this was before i knew about the phemothoraxes. The right lung has always healed itself, i assumed after i found out about the phemothorax on the left lung, it was most likely the same thing happening on my right. Recently is has come back, but its different but yet the same. For about a week what feels like the top of my right lung as hurt on and off which is what is confusing. One day it hurt really bad so i thought it had collapsed so i got a xray the next day, when i got the xray i had no pain and it was negative, day later i had pain again, then went away, and today was the worst, it felt as though i had been stabbed in the back all the way through and to the front,below my shoulder and clavicle and to the right of my sternum, it hurt to breath. It was very sharp pain, this was earlier today and it has since been not as bad but i can still feel it. I dont know if it is collapsed or if it could be muscle or what, i want another xray but feel silly since ive just had one, its just so similar to the other times except for that it comes and goes. What should i do. Could it be possible that i am having a small phemo and it is healing itself and then reoccuring?

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