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phneumothorax developed after bronchoscope

By Anonymous March 13, 2018 - 7:54pm
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Dr punctured right lung, spent two days in hospital because of severe (inflammation) pain, upon trying to remove tubing, the end of tube hooked onto a rib causing severe pain. Removal had to be done in ICU under sedation....tube then removed and I was sent home. Second evening that I was home I developed a 100.4 degree fever (normal temp is about 96.7....otherwise other than some discomfort, I feel ok....should I be concerned?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

I am so sorry this happened to you; it sounds incredibly painful.

Your fever was low grade (low grade is 100.4 or less) so not too troubling - and since you are feeling better now, you should be on the mend. Keep an eye on your fever and if it spikes, call your doctor.

March 14, 2018 - 4:43am
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