Does inserting a chest tube for a collapsed lung caused by a gsw immediately inflate the lung again?

Chest Tube. Inserting a chest can and usually reinflates the lung immediately. It is left in place on suction for a few days in order to let the hole/leak on the lung to heal. It is also useful for draining fluid or blood that may be present around the lung.

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I had a collapsed lung a week ago what is that redish liquid coming out of the chest tube.

Chest tube. This is normal and is draining what is around the lung to prevent it from collapsing. Good luck! not fun to have a chest tube! get better soon! Read more...
Normal. The body normally makes significant pleural fluid each day. It is produced on the parietal pleura (chestwall) side and absorbed or drains through the visceral pleura (lung lining) into the lymph vessels of the lung. The chest tube drains some of this fluid before it is absorbed. It can be mildly blood tinged so it can be kool-aid colored. http://goo.gl/myn9nj. Read more...

I had a collapsed lung and I have a chest tube on me right now. I'm wondering if it's normal if the tube is filled with a redish liquid?

Not unusual. It is not unusual to have some blood in the chest tube. Frequently, particularly in the case of trauma, there is a hemo-pneumothorax. That is, there is blood also in the space between the lung and the pleural space. This is effectively drained by the chest tube. Read more...
Discuss w your doc. It would be expected to have a little blood in the pleural fluid right after the chest tube is placed. Depending on the causes of how your lung is collapsed, a little blood that makes the fluid look reddish can be expected or it is a cause for concern. Best way is to discuss it with your attending physician or your floor nurse. Hope you have a quick recovery. Read more...
Why put in? The answer somewhat depends on the cause of the collapsed lung and the method the tube was inserted, how long ago, and if the red color is getting better or worse. Read more...

Can you restore a collapsed lung without a chest tube?

Only small ones. Collapsed lungs ("pneumothorax") are very common after trauma and make occur spontaneously, often due to small blebs on the lung. In the era of ct scans, we find many, many pneumothoraces that would have been way too small to be seen on traditional chest x-ray. If it is small (~15-20%) and not associated with shortness of breath, a repeat x-ray will show resolution w/o rx most of the time. Read more...

I had a collapsed lung a week ago. I have a chest tube that is leaking a reddish liquid. What is it and is it normal?

Chest Tubes. Yes. That is their function. They keep the area pressurized and let any inflammatory fluid, like blood tinged body fluids, drain easily so that other complications do not develop. I would hope that your physician gave you some literature or other instructions on what to watch for. Read more...
Likely. Sounds like ur home and the leakage is around the tube site? In either case, some leakage is normal. Redness around the catheter site, increasing pain, shortness or breath, fever/chills are not normal and u need to call ur doc. Read more...

I am having 3 rib cartilages removed due to slipping rib syndrome. What should expect during and after surgery? Chest tube? Collapsed lung?

Possible . May enter pleura in process. Small tube during closure then removal or next day removal if no lung damage- leak. Read more...
Rarely. All those complications are possible, but are extremely rare. If you need a chest tube it will be small tube and it will be out next day.Nothing to worry. Read more...