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Can a collapsed lung improve on its own?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
A healthy normal person with no particular risk factors, can get a spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
If the amount of air that leaked out was small, and the leak had sealed itself off, the doctor may decide to observe the patient and let the leaked air get reabsorbed by the body.

In brief: Yes
A healthy normal person with no particular risk factors, can get a spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
If the amount of air that leaked out was small, and the leak had sealed itself off, the doctor may decide to observe the patient and let the leaked air get reabsorbed by the body.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Potentially
A small spontaneous pneumothorax is often treated with observation.
Your body can absorb the air forming the pneumothorax. If your pneumothorax is larger, symptomatic or increasing in size, it will require more invasive treatment.

In brief: Potentially
A small spontaneous pneumothorax is often treated with observation.
Your body can absorb the air forming the pneumothorax. If your pneumothorax is larger, symptomatic or increasing in size, it will require more invasive treatment.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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