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A 32-year-old female asked:

recently dx with left spontaneous small pneumothorax. no f/u or advice. is it ok to swim in a pool and surface dive to 2 metres or fly in helicopter?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Not ok: Depending on size of pneumothorax and how long ago you had it, you should make sure that it is resolved or at least resolving before you do any strenuous activity or fly.

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