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No.: One can lead to the other, but they are not the same thing. A traumatic pneumothorax is one that occurs from any traumatic injury, as opposed to a spontaneous pneumothrorax. A tension pneumo is a type of pneumothorax that happens with leaking air gets trapped in the chest and pushes on the heart and opposite lung. It is a very serious condition that can cause death. It is luckily fairly rare. ...Read more
Not exactly: If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of the heart. This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. Not all traumatic pneumothoracis cause tension. ...Read more
I know smoking is bad i had traumatic pneumothorax 3months ago had VATS and thorachotomy done my question is will it have some special effects on me?
Had a traumatic pneumothorax. Its been 20 days since the accident. Is there a high likelihood of a recurrence if i choose to smoke marijuana?
Hard to predict: Spontaneous pneumothorax is much more common in patients who smoke marijuana for 6 years and smoke as well. Tobacco smoke itself increases risk of spontaneous pneumothorax. The body has an incredible ability to heal but tobacco and marijuana are clearly harmful to the lungs. ...Read more
Exam and X-ray. : Pneumothorax is first and foremost diagnosed clinically based on symptoms (shortness of breath, increased breathing, oxygen requirement) and by listening to the chest (decreased breath sounds). It should be confirmed by chest x-ray. If a small pneumothorax is present, physical exam is less reliable and a chest x-ray should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Traumatic causes take time to resolve except from a procedure as a needle or iv. We can say people can go back to work few days but to take it easy without much exertion for 2 weeks. Traumatic ones like surgery, or accident or with underlying causes such as blebs or bullae, we have to be more careful and follow the person more closely, after removal of the tube. ...Read more
Trauma, other: Prior to a tension pneumothorax there is a usually a traumatic event that leaves a hole in the lung and no mechanism for that air to leave. Other causes of tension pneumothorax (spontaneous, emphysema, endometriosis(in the chest), rare genetic causes) are not so predictable... And even most folks with chest trauma don't get one (stab wounds and bullets tend to leave a hole for the air to leave). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleb: The usual cause is a weakness on the surface of the lung called a bleb, or ballooning of the wall. This is a weak stop, which can rupture when subjected to sudden high pressure. Blebs are common, and are rarely symptomatic. Treatment can be conservative, aspiration, tube drainage, or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 6 broken ribs/pneumothorax b/c of a car accident in 1998. Yesterday I lifted equipment. Is this a flare up from an old injury/why does it hurt?
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