Could I have a pneumothorax from my breast enlargement?
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Best you be seen in person for an evaluation. A pneumothorax is diagnosed on exam by listening to the chest, or with an X-ray.
Usually pain medications will help normal post-op discomfort. If it is really severe, then it might be worth seeing your doc or calling him to review the care and to make sure you do not have a hematoma or ptx..
Pneumothorax After Breast Augmentation
Pneumothorax after breast augmentation is a possible complication. A physical examination at minimum and a chest x-ray are necessary to diagnose this condition. You should proceed immediately to your plastic surgeon for follow-up or to the nearest emergency room.
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A pneumothorax is a rare but possible complication of breast augmentation surgery. This forum is probably not the best place to get advice on this as a pneumothorax is a potentially fatal complication. If you suspect you may have something going on I would speak to a clinician as soon as possible.
Breast Augmentation Pain
Neck back and shoulder pain are common after the placement of implants. The implants pull on the tight pectoral muscles which in turn pulls on the shoulders and neck.
Pneumothorax is a rare, but possible complication. It is easily ruled out by a chest x- ray.
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Pneumothorax post breast augmentation
Hi. A pneumothorax is a well described, potential complication of sub-muscular breast augmentation. Whilst your symptoms are not typical of this complication, you should bring this to the attention of your doctor - if there is any doubt, a chest X ray will confirm or exclude the diagnosis.
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