Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is an abnormal accumulation of air in the space between the lungs and the chest cavity (called the pleural space) that can result in the partial or complete collapse of a lung.
Right side, Left side
Occurs or worsens with deep inspiration, Occurs or worsens with laughing, coughing or sneezing
Relieved by sitting up and leaning forward
Sudden, intense spike of pain
Rapid heart rate
Abnormally rapid breathing
Cough with mucus or without mucus
An irritating cough that doesn't go away
Lasting 3 weeks or less
Tall, thin young person
If you have Pneumothorax, then a visit to a thoracic surgeon as soon as possible.