4 doctors weighed in:

My athletic friend's lung collapsed?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Sometimes this happens in young, tall and athletic individuals for no apparent reason.
Sometimes associated with an underlying lung disease, but generally it is a mechanical problem. Sometimes it is recurrent.

In brief: Possible

Sometimes this happens in young, tall and athletic individuals for no apparent reason.
Sometimes associated with an underlying lung disease, but generally it is a mechanical problem. Sometimes it is recurrent.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Totally agree with Dr Fisher- called a spontaneous pneumothorax
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Best wishes

Our best wishes to you and your friend.
The 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. Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important.

In brief: Best wishes

Our best wishes to you and your friend.
The 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. Lung inflammation is also hypothesized to be important.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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