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Would damage caused when a rib entered my lung in the past cause copd?
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Dr. Donald Elton
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
A traumatic lung injury does not cause copd.
COPD results from inflammation causing airway damage usually as a result of smoking.

In brief: No
A traumatic lung injury does not cause copd.
COPD results from inflammation causing airway damage usually as a result of smoking.
Dr. Donald Elton
Dr. Donald Elton
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Unlikely
There may damage to the part of the lung that is pierced by the broken rib, but that is not the likely cause of copd.
Usually it is due to smoking.

In brief: Unlikely
There may damage to the part of the lung that is pierced by the broken rib, but that is not the likely cause of copd.
Usually it is due to smoking.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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