Catamenial pneumothorax


Catamenial pneumothorax: A collapsed lung that occurs at the same time as menstruation. The condition is believed to be caused by the presence of endometrial tissue in the chest cavity. The endometrial tissue produces blood (just as in the uterus) and can result in the lung collapsing. The lung tends to collapse within 3 days of the start of menstruation.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Catamenial pneumothorax includes the 5 symptoms listed below: * Collapsed lung * Endometriosis * Severe chest pain * Reduced lung function * Breathing difficulty


The phrase "signs of Catamenial pneumothorax" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Catamenial pneumothorax that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Catamenial pneumothorax" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Catamenial pneumothorax. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Catamenial pneumothorax. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Catamenial pneumothorax has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Catamenial pneumothorax signs or Catamenial pneumothorax symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Catamenial pneumothorax may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Catamenial pneumothorax symptoms.