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Partially collapsed lung treatment

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be: Are you having trouble breathing, if so you may have a recurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax. Visit your nearest emergency room and enroll in progra... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 25 years experience
May be: Depends on cause. If the cause was direct puncture of lung during procedure, then it will not happen again. If it was, say a bleb, it could happen aga... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: If due to the test and needles , it is unlikely to recur. Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Could get worse: A simple collapsed lung, also known as a pneumothorax, can turn into a life-threatening condition called a tension pneumothorax. This can be a sudden ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unpleasant: It depends on size pneumothorax. While there is a chance for a small one to resorb and be fine, others will, either enlarge, or fibrinous material wi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
NO: Not a good idea. The airplane air is under prfessure ie pressureized cabin and could increase the ptx while in flight needing emergency chest tube p... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Possibilities include incomplete healing, or recurrent partial collapse, or the onset of arthritis due to the injury. It could also be something compl... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Maybe it will: 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 21 years experience
Yes: It seems he has atelectasis/consolidation ( scientific for collapse lung). As long as patients do not have chronic lung problems and have normal oxyge... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Because of commercial aircraft cabin pressurization systems and 20% or less is involved, it should be ok to fly. Many people with only one lung can ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
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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