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Any info on a spontaneous collapsed lung like what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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In brief: Blebs

Non-trauma, spontaneous pneumothorax occur as a result of an abnormality in the lung tissue.
Risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. In short, if you are healthy, non-smoker, you may just have abnormality in your lungs (blebs).

In brief: Blebs

Non-trauma, spontaneous pneumothorax occur as a result of an abnormality in the lung tissue.
Risk factors for primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (sp) include: smoking (including marijuana), tall thin stature in otherwise healthy, connective tissue disorders, pregnancy, familial history. In short, if you are healthy, non-smoker, you may just have abnormality in your lungs (blebs).
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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In brief: Bad break

Collapsed lung, or pneumothorax is usually the result of external trauma - car accidents and other causes of i jury.
Once in a while, a patient will get a spontaneous pneumothorax. This can be painful and scary. Sometimes there is an identified - and almost always benign - underlying lung abnormality. Sometimes various treatments will be required.

In brief: Bad break

Collapsed lung, or pneumothorax is usually the result of external trauma - car accidents and other causes of i jury.
Once in a while, a patient will get a spontaneous pneumothorax. This can be painful and scary. Sometimes there is an identified - and almost always benign - underlying lung abnormality. Sometimes various treatments will be required.
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