Pneumothorax Causing Back Pain?
When I had the pacemaker implanted, they pierced my lung and I ended up with a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). They put a chest tube in through my side. One doctor thought it actually went into my lung rather than into the pleural space.
My implant was two weeks ago today. Tonight I have a sharp pain in my mid back, directly across from where the chest tube went in. I suspect the pain is caused by the chest tube having been there, but I'm not sure. I'm not short of breath. I don't think it is a recurrence of the pneumothorax.
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? I am very curious. I get a follow up x-ray on Friday, but I would like to sleep tonight. 😀
Thanks in advance for any info.