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A 28-year-old male asked:

I'm not sure if the same doctors will see this, but i went to the er after 24 hours. i had a spontaneous pneumothorax, have tube in chest now. ty...?

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Dr. Kevin Hiler
General Surgery 43 years experience
Right treatment: Spontaneous pneumo is usually due to a weak area (bullae) in the edge of the lung. Chest tube for 1st attack(these hurt while in). If recurs then usually thoracoscopic resection of the bleb&pleurodesis.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 21 years experience
Be well: Generally, the tube will come out soon and hopefully you will be back to your regular life shortly.

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