Signs Of Pneumothorax?
Hello, I just read the article about Pneumothorax … I want to ask, when I take a deep breath, the left and right ribs hurt, when the air comes in and the more I breathe the air feels more painful like being pricked by a needle … I experience it too often, just not often, just sometimes … is that a symptom of pneumothorax?
Pneumothorax is a state of the pleural cavity filled with air (normally not). Pleural cavity is the space between the visceral pleura (which attaches to the lungs) and the parietal pleura (which is more outer). As a result of air pressure in the pleural cavity, the lung tissue becomes collapsed, unable to develop properly so that the patient has difficulty breathing. Pneumothorax is more common on one side of the lung.
Pneumothorax can occur due to the following mechanisms:
Blunt chest trauma
Sharp / translucent chest trauma
Complications of certain medical procedures
As a result of other diseases, such as the outbreak of the bleb in the case of pulmonary tuberculosis
Pneumothorax patients will feel shortness of breath that appears suddenly accompanied by chest pain and will not disappear spontaneously until the condition of the pneumothorax is treated. The diagnosis of pneumothorax apart from clinical symptoms also requires a chest X-ray examination. Pneumothorax is so heavy that it pushes the heart to its side, requiring immediate medical treatment to expel air in the pleural cavity. The doctor will insert a needle or a tube into the pleural cavity through the chest wall to expel air from the pleura, so the lungs can expand again. If trauma is found in the lung tissue that causes air to leak continuously into the pleural cavity, it may be necessary to have open surgery to close the wound.
Symptoms of pain when breathing in not only can be caused by pneumothorax, there are many other diagnoses that are more likely such as pleurisy or muscle strains in the chest. We recommend that you check yourself directly to the doctor to get the examination, diagnosis and treatment accordingly. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.