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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
23 years experience General Surgery
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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If due to the test and needles , it is unlikely to recur. Spontaneous pneumo does have a significant spontaneous recurrence rate.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Open lungs up: Atelectasis of lung means there is no air iin a portion of lung. This occurs if a branch of the bronchi leading to that part of the lung is blocked b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Depending upon cause, pt may need chest physiotherapy, bronchoscopy or chest tube.
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Atelectasis: Depends on why it collapsed to begin with. If it was a mass pressing on it, need to remove. If it was because of infection and have a hard covering , ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Yes, low pressure: Airline flights typically pressurize cabins to the equivalent of being 5000 feet high. The pressure in the cabin is lower than while on the ground. ... Read More
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