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whats spontaneuous pneumothorax recovery time

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends on leak: Most of the time leak due to ruptured bullae (bleb) get sealed in 48 hrs, and some times takes longer.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Depending size, the leak can potentially seal in a few days like a scab formation. Full resolution of "small" pneumothorax, without intervention, gene ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Pneumothorax is abnormal air around the lung causing the lung to collapse. Atelectasis describes areas of the lung that are collapsed & not getting fi ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Actually is likely: A pneumothorax is caused by a hole in the lining over the lung, and air gets outside the lung. That causes the lung to collapse - which is what ate ... Read More
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Atelectasis (at-uh-lek-tuh-sis) — a complete or partial collapse of a lung or lobe of a lung — develops when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lu ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not advised: Some one who has 3 episodes of spontaneous pneumothorax , not advisable to go on 7 hr flight trip , main reason if you get pneumothorax , 7 hr urgent ... Read More
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Dr. Saqib Masroor
32 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably.: Typically one does surgery after pneumothorax has happened two times. I am not sure why it was not done in your case. I would not do surgery however j ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience General Surgery
Air around the lung: There is normally no air in the thin space between the rib cage and the lungs. Normally the negative pressure inside the ribcage keeps the lung inflat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: Pneumothorax can be spontaneous and occurs 7.4 and 1.2 per 100, 000 in men & women respectively. It also results after trauma, surgery, respirator the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: This is treated by a doctor through needle decompression, oxygen, or a chest tube. It depends on the extent, severity, and comorbidities.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Cxr: Symptoms may include chest and shoulder discomfort along with shortness of breath. Exam may demonstrate dimished breath sounds on the side of collaps ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Short of breath: Sudden onset of chest pain with shortness of breath is a common symptom. A cxr will confirm it. Pneumothorax / ptx can be spontaneous or traumatic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Air: Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the space between the lung and the chest wall. The air pushes/collapses the lung. It has to be removed with a dr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The size of a pneumothorax can vary considerably as can the cause. Without relevant information on both issues little can be said.
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