Right side chest pain
I am hoping someone can help me figure out what’s going on. I had my PM implanted on Sept 12, 2019. During the procedure I was under conscious sedation and fell asleep, only to be awakened due to excruciating pain in the right side of my chest. The docs were unable to tell me why I was having so much pain, and in the meantime I could hear them saying that they were having trouble with stopping the bleeding and that the leads needed to be redone. I then fell back to sleep. When I woke up I still kept complaining of the right sided chest pain. The PM was placed on the left side. The EP still had no answer as to why I had this pain. The pain did not get better and I was hospitalized on 9/24/19 to rule out pulmonary embolism, and after all sorts of tests it still could not tell me anything more than I had some pleural effusion. I just had another chest X-ray on 10/23/19 and it is now showing apical lung consolidation in my right lung. My pain is controlled with ibuprofen, but when I stop taking it, the pain increases. My question is this, could the EP have punctured my lung during the procedure and blood seep into the lung? I am requesting my operative notes from the procedure so that I can find out where the bleed was from. The EP never mentioned that anything went wrong, and I haven’t seen him since the procedure.