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Collapsed lung-recovery time?

 
 
LaurenAmbrose
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 05:35 am
@Wilso,
Collapsed lung might occur if due to rib fracture or spontaneous pneumothorax.The time to required for treatment depends on the cause, if its a small pneumothorax the period required would be few days but for a large pneumothorax it might take quite long to recover.
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boogerfrancais
 
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Reply Sun 31 Aug, 2014 03:48 pm
Someone asked about accutane.

I've never used accutane but I did use some antibiotic to treat acne for 3 days. I still think that was one of the dumbest decisions my parents made me do. Holy **** I suffered from that drug. It was several years ago that I used the antibiotic, and my lung just recently collapsed though and I'm still in the hospital.
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Friend
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 05:41 pm
@troj,
Hi, my son 18 years old big soccer player since young age was just standing there and wammo his left lung collapsed about 30% due to Blebs. They did the normal routine by inserting tube in side hoping this would reinflate the lung it did not - they did another procedure to attack an area where they though the Blebs were - it did not take. Finally we said do the surgery, which they did to repair. He is in a lot of pain but is slowly getting better. Still in hospital after 6 days. Tomorrow morning they clamp the tube to see if his lung can hold without tube - praying here! Docs told us 4 week recovery before physical activity - remember big soccer player! Loved all the stories here - but it sounds nerve racking that many take a lot more time to recover from this and are in pain much longer than they should when sent home - thanks all.

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jameslamb
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2015 03:10 am
Hi I'm 27 my left lung collapsed when I was 18 I was watching tv when I felt like someone had knife inside my chest and stab me every time I would breath in so ended up going to hospital like four hours later thay put me on oxygen for three days sent me home with my lung almost aired up pretty much my right lung is as I'm writing this collapsing it started last night about 9-10 and I knew what it was I get sharp pains pretty much every few days as soon as I fill I breath in through mouth deep and exhale through nose and it usually catches it in time and seals back up but not this time I've been really busy today couldn't stop on what I was working on got to support my family just got done had till seven this morning to get clients motor put in his truck
I'm thinking of waiting on my wife to wake up to take me are should I wake her up now I don't know how much air my lung has lost since 10 night before last don't no why I'm sharing this I haven't had to have tube are surgery yet and hopefully I don't have to this time if any body's up would it be a smart idea to go no
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Quigsprinceton
 
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Reply Thu 19 Mar, 2015 05:24 pm
Hello! My 17yo son had a spontaneous pneumothorax (right lung) in Nov 2014. He is a very active kid - surfer, snowboarder, sprinter on the track team, etc. it was discovered that he had blebs on both lungs so over an 8 week period he had the tops of each lung removed and then using the medical talc, roughed up his ribcage/lungs and essentially glued them to his ribcage. My question to all of you who have had this surgery, have you had problems with you lung/s collapsing after surgery? He is less than 3 months out from his last procedure and finally starting to return to a somewhat normal life and his right lung collapsed (or should I say ripped away from his ribcage) 10%. I can't seem to find any information on collapses after surgery - how often it happens, treatment, etc. Our surgeon does not want to operate as he said it is much more complicated to do the procedure again and I just don't know if he is doomed to have continual collapses.........any insight or your experience might help.
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jennicummings
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2015 12:08 pm
I had a collapsed lung in November 2014. The chest tube didn't fix the problem and I had to have surgery. The top portion of my lung was removed and it was stapled shut. I hated being stuck in the hospital and then being sent home and told not to do anything. It was painful and uncomfortable but sitting around doing nothing was the hardest part for me.

My doctor told me not to fly in any unpressurized airplanes and no scuba diving or mountain climbing. I went for my follow up two weeks later and was on an airplane (pressurized) the next day. I feel great I started back at the gym with a trainer to help me ease back into it around February 2015.

Once and a while I get sharp pains in my chest and get a bit scared but I'm not going to do the things I love because I'm scared. If it happens again I will deal with it and I will know what to expect. My next goal is a hike. Nothing drastic at extremely high altitudes but some challenging day hikes.

I wish everyone who posted their story on here a speedy and successful recovery. Remember to listen to your body and do what's right for you!
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Cybernuke5544
 
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Reply Wed 23 Dec, 2015 04:14 pm
@mollyandalexis,
No hospital would do that ever I had collapsed a lung in the worst way and the only way for it to inflate is with a tube I even had to have surgery for my lung so no hospital is just going to let you out with out your lung fully inflated or they wouldn't not put a chest tube in for a collapsed lung especially since you were having arm pain from the collapsed lung.
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FallenBloodRaven
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jan, 2016 12:34 pm
@Jalsemgeest,
Hello, I've never had a collapsed lung but I am at higher risk due to having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease aka Asthma. Currently I'm writing about my boyfriends experience. We found out yesterday (Friday January 29th) that his chest and shoulder pain was from his right lung being 15% collapsed, the doctor did X-rays to confirm it, and sent him home, and to return on Sunday January 31st to find out what they are going to do about his collapsed lung if anything. He's in a tremendous amount of pain (Tylenol is not helping). He says e can feel air bubbles moving in his chest. I don't know they will have to do surgery atleast I hope not due to the risk of possibly destroying his lung all together. I read online a woman was givin an anti-inflammatory and that helped her lung re-inflate. Hopefully it will be something tht simple to help him. If anyone has any other surgery non related suggestions if love to hear about them. - Saydees
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Christinesal
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 09:31 pm
@techn9ne90,
Hey, you were truly lucky. My lung completely collapsed, then 3 weeks later collapsed again. My lung isn't even at 50%,. This happened April 2016. I see my lung dr every week, had 2nd opinion n was told same thing, I'm in that 3% bracket of people whose lung doesn't inflate to normal. I as of now, can night fly. Be thankful you were so lucky. I'm young, not much of a smoker, and was in good health.
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Christinesal
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2017 09:33 pm
@techn9ne90,
Fyi, I was in icu for 5 weeks
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