I was told by my doctor that I had atelectasis which was observed on a chest x-ray located in the area where I had past pneumonia when I was pregnant with my daughter. I don't know what this means to my health or the treatment for atelectasis or if atelectasis is a permeant thing for me now. I will ask my doctor more question when I see him at the next visit. For now I have am I stay at home mom and chest infection are much less frequent and the chronic pain I felt in one lung has almost gone away except for today but hopeful tomorrow will be a good day. I understand what atelectasis is and how it can happen but is a common issues with our syndrome I don't know that answer.