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Can You Fly After Surgery For A Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Yes, after some time: The surgeon and pulmonologist (lung specialist) can advise a person on how long to wait after pneumothorax surgery before flying in an airplane up high, especially if the person is a pilot. There will be a recommended time period after the surgery, when the lungs are healing and probably attaching themselves to the inside chest wall (to make it hard for the lung to collapse down next time). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 year old son had spontaneous pneumothorax. Surgeon reattached lung to wall now is having same pain he had before surgery when he sneezes?
If well healed: Barotrauma from scuba or skydiving at high altitude could put a person at risk for spontaneous pneumothorax but since airline cabins are pressurized, a routine airline flight should not induce barotrauma. If previous pneumothorax has been treated without complication routine air travel is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had 3 pleurodesis for spontaneous pneumothorax. can i ever fly on a plane or no? also can i ride roller coasters?
Need more info: This can only be answered by your pulmonologist who has your medical history concerning your lungs. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: There are different techniques to treat spontaneous pneumothorax (sp). On average, a vats pleuradesis that uses talc application has over 90-95% success rate in primary sp. This means, even after aggressive surgical and chemical pleuradesis, there may be up to 10% of individuals that suffer recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: The most effective means of pleuradesis occurs when medical grade talc is surgically applied. The success rate is estimated between 90-95%. Thus, individuals can see up to 15% recurrence. The other issue is that, patients may be at risk for pneumothorax in the opposite side. It is important to have thorough evaluation and discussion with a thoracic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumothorax: Generally excellent recovery depends on findings, and interventions like chest tube, or vats smoker emphysema othe pulmonary disease family be careful for a month or so. Surgeon will get x-ray to be sure you are expanded and no problem. Start like a novice and work back to full, program. Pain-stop fatigue-rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i return to volleyball after suffering a spontaneous pneumothorax ?My pneumothorax happened during sleep, so sport is not a major cause?
Yes: But be cautious. Any symptom similar to those your experienced during the first pneumothorax, then you should seek emergent medical care. A repeat pneumothorax should prompt a surgical procedure to prevent this problem so that you can resume your normal life and volleyball. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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...?
What is chance for bullae to reappear again after they have been VATS removed after primary spontaneous pneumothorax? Did not have any lung disease.Ty
Depends: Depends on your lungs, why you had bullae in the first place, whether or not there are any left after the procedure, etc., etc. This is not something a physician can weigh-in on without a thorough evaluation. Your physicians are your best resource for answering these questions because they know your case. ...Read more
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