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does the pain of a collapsed lung come right away

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Yes: A pneumothorax may not cause any symptoms, but when symptoms occur it is usually immediate and can include any of the following: sudden chest pain, sh ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: A collapsed lung may be related to a pneumothorax, or massive fluid and atelectasis. Some may require surgery such as placement of a chest tube for ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Pneumothorax: Generally excellent recovery saw your other question too depends on findings, and interventions like chest tube, or vats smoker emphysema age ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Check with your lung doc. A chest ct without contrast may be useful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Spiers
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bad: Pneumothorax, hemothorax, chylothorax, hydropneumothorax and atelectasis all emcompass conditions where a lung is "collapsed." in atelectasis, the lu ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Need more info: "collapsed" lung is a term that can mean several different things. Collapsed lung can mean a pneumothorax which is treated with a chest tube, or a col ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multiple: External and internal. External causes are trauma, diagnostic procedures, etc. Internal factors deal with an increase in pressure in the lung, causing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Discuss MD: Until surgical evaluation and/or treatment, refrain from flying and scuba. With guidance/instructions from your surgeon, it is generally safe to trave ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Tension pneumothorax: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. Eventually, the pressure will collapse your other lung and vesse ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Negative pressure: You can die from collapsed lung, as it progresses quickly to a tension pneumothorax. First responders, emt and trauma providers are trained to recogni ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Find out the cause: Need to find the cause first for the collapse-pleural effusion, pneumothorax, endobronchial tumor--etc. Appropriate intervention depending on the caus ... Read More

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