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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A partially collapsed lung is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and ... Read More
Dr. Savas Mavridis
25 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Yes they can, it all depends on the cause of the collapse, the symptoms and the level of collapse. Unfortunately after a colapse and repair the chance ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Certainly: If the cause of the collapsed lung is taken care of the lung can reexpand and heal. Reversible causes of collapse are fluid in chest cavity from infec ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Several days: A small pneumothorax usually resolves in 3-5 days. If you have chest tightness or shortness of breath, seek immediate medical attention. These would ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Not absolutely: As long as chest tube drainage, to decompress the pneumothorax and remove blood, was successful, formal exploration would not be necessary. If there's ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: That really depends on the variables - impossible to make a global statement. It would be really nice if some talented surgeon could do both at the sa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Fever, infection: Please monitor for fever and signs of infection. The physicians may have sent cultures to check for certain infections. The other considerations inclu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Varies...: Most commonly it is from either trauma that can result in increased pressures in the chest or rib fractures that tear the lung. The other common sour ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A tension : Pneumothorax may lead to death.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Eventually but: Your lungs have to heal first ! After healing exercise can usually be readily be resumed ... unless your exercise involves SCUBA diving or summiting ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Real Physicians: No. We really are physicians here. Not one of us is going to give you permission to smoke.

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