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how long do you have to wait to fly after having a collapsed lung

 
 
emma91
 
Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 07:27 pm
i had a collapsed lung 4 weeks ago due to a central line my lung completly collapsed and i had to have a chest tube for 3 days how long until its safe to fly?
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 07:41 pm
@emma91,
Ask your doctor.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 07:44 pm
@emma91,
How are your wings since the collapse?
emma91
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:07 pm
I dont have a dr im on vacation in the us im meant to be returning to the uk in dec
emma91
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:07 pm
@Ragman,
Wings?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:13 pm
@emma91,
Who treated your collapsed lung?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:13 pm
@emma91,
flying?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:14 pm
@emma91,
Call the doctor's office on the phone that diagnosed your collapsed lung.
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trying2learn
 
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Reply Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:58 pm
@emma91,
When my lung collapsed and I had a chest tube, there were no restrictions when I went home. Your doctor should of discussed any concerns you have.
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LucyJames
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2012 02:53 am
@emma91,
Hello Friends,

I am sure you have heard this from everyone and don't want to hear it again but you should try and quit or at least cut down as much as possible. My Dad was a smoker and had the same thing happen. The doctors said if he insisted on smoking that he should try and wait at least 1 1/2 - 2 months if he could. I think you should just never pick them up again and especially since you have already had a collapsed lung. You will breathe better, smell better and won't smell like an ash tray to people that don't smoke plus, you will save a ton of money. I wish you the best of luck quitting.

Best Regards
Lucy James
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 19 Nov, 2012 01:39 pm
@LucyJames,
Where Lady Spambot in the OP's post does/did it suggest smoking was the cause of the OP's collapsed lung?
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trying2learn
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2012 11:39 am
@LucyJames,
So only smokers get collapsed lungs? I didn't smoke when mine collapsed.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2012 01:31 pm
@LucyJames,
Actually, the correlation between smoking and a collapsed lung may be less than 50% of the time.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/collapsed_lung/page2_em.htm

Often times, a pneumo-thorax can be caused by a puncture due to an accident. Sometimes people who are tall and thin are more prone to it than others in the population.
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