Pain after lung ablation plus A&E and NHS app comments
Following his lung ablation in August C always had a pain under his rib. Various Doctors checked it and it didn't cause any breathing problems. A CT scan after 4 weeks showed a small pneumothorax which they said should resolve on its own.
Last Friday suddenly the pain got much worse and he couldn't breathe deeply without pain. He went to A&E via 111 at midnight where they did an ray, CT scan, blood tests and an arterial blood gas test. His sats were 98% and no temperature or cough. They said they couldn't see any blood clots or other problems
The scan still showed a small pneumothorax and some infection so he was sent home after 12 hours with a week's antibiotics and a few days of Codeine. He's still struggling with pain and breathlessness.