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Can you fly after having spontaneous pneumothorax?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Eventually

It is important you communicate with your thoracic surgeon.
Thoracic surgeon can provide you with instructions and guidance for safe activity. It will be important to ascertain what caused the spontaneous pneumothorax and what if any treatments are recommended to facilitate resuming safe activities.

In brief: Eventually

It is important you communicate with your thoracic surgeon.
Thoracic surgeon can provide you with instructions and guidance for safe activity. It will be important to ascertain what caused the spontaneous pneumothorax and what if any treatments are recommended to facilitate resuming safe activities.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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