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How long is the recovery period for a massive hemothorax?

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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Long: It may take up to a year before you fully recover from all the damage.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some recovery scenarios for a massive hemothorax?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Luck & good surgeon: Massive hemothorax is more than 1.5 Liters of blood in the chest. If from trauma and it is treated promptly with evacuation by a chest tube and surgery, if indicated, survival can be good, assuming the patient is alive when they arrive in the ER. Even cardiac injuries, which bleed into the chest, can be repaired successfully. Make no mistake, though, this is life-threatening.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Recovery time for a massive hemothorax?

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Dr. Ernest Block
Trauma Surgery 35 years experience
That depends: We would need more information. Was this from trauma? Were there other injuries? What do you mean by massive? How much blood loss? Surgery? More details would allow for the response you need.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Recovery for a massive hemothorax?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
Inadequate info: Depends on underlying cause, patient's age & associated medical conditions, response to ongoing treatments etc. Please discuss it with your treating physician.

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