Patient :I've had a sharp pain in my back near my right shoulder blade for a couple hours now. I took an advil but nothing has really changed. I'm worried it might be a collapsed lung. I had a spontaneous pneumothorax a couple months ago. It was about four days until I went to the doctor because I was experiencing shortness of breath. It was also my right lung that had collapsed, though they I had surgery for it.
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