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How long after a pneumothorax can I return to work?
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In brief: Depends on work
As long as you are not breathing hard or lifting heavy objects you may return when breathing is comfortable.
Wait 6 weeks at least for healing before anything strenuous and have a follow up x-ray before that time has passed to make sure the lung is fully inflated.

In brief: Depends on work
As long as you are not breathing hard or lifting heavy objects you may return when breathing is comfortable.
Wait 6 weeks at least for healing before anything strenuous and have a follow up x-ray before that time has passed to make sure the lung is fully inflated.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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In brief: 6?weeks
Varies first, no complications not from COPD or other lesions.
X-ray back to baseline. Start slow and work up.

In brief: 6?weeks
Varies first, no complications not from COPD or other lesions.
X-ray back to baseline. Start slow and work up.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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