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  • Pneumothorax like symptoms 1 year on from surgery

    Hi I am just looking to speak to people in the same situation really, and whether anybody can give me any advice. I am a 21 year old female who first started getting spontanius pneumothorax's when i was 19 on both lungs. Last year (when I was 20) they operated on both lungs, on seperate occassions,...

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  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis causes lung collapses

    After reading many posts on here about everyone having collapses, I was wondering how many if any have been diagnosed with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. It has been the cause of my collapses. I have had surgery on both lungs and currently experiencing the bubbling sensation on the right lung. It is stressing...

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  • Post keyhole surgery gurgling sound in my lung 2 weeks after

    I am a 20 year old guy that has had 2 pneumothraxes in the past 2 years, the doctors decided after the 2nd one it was time for some preventative surgery. so I had keyhole surgery and was fitted with 2 chest drains. I recovered really well in the 1st 2 weeks, but I started to develop a very sharp pain...

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  • How long to rest after slight pneumothorax?

    Hello, About 6 months ago I had a VATS surgery on my right lung. (In about 3 weeks they will do my right one). I have had no problems since the surgery. But from this morning onward I am experiencing pain in my right lung (similar to those that lead to pneumothorax). My questions are: How long do...

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  • Pneumothorax recurrence after VAT pleurodesis

    Hi all! So after having multiple spontaneous pneumothorax on my right and left lung I had VAT pleurodesis on both of my lungs. My right lung was done last December, everything was ok until August, in which I had a slight pneumothorax. After seeing the doctor it seemed that it was relatively small (3cm)...

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  • Pain after Pneumothorax

    I am 28 years old athletic female.I have a very healthy lifestyle I eat well and work out 4-5 times/week.i had two spontaneous Pneumothorax 3 years ago on the left lung. I went under the surgery to fix the problem.I recovered well however I left with pain.I have sudden sharp pain on the left side it...

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  • Life after a Pneumothorax

    I am 35 yrs old and suffered a SP in May 2014 followed by a bullectomy and VATS pleurodesis in July 2014. I was walking to my front door when it happened, I thought I had suffered a heart attack, the pain was intense and my left side went numb and it was hard to breathe.  Having a SP and lung surgery...

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  • pain after pneumothorax just slightly no surgery

    Hi 24 years old non smoker for 2 years was vaping until this happened my right lung collapse with a spontaneous pneumothorax and I was released after being on a chest tube and on suction for 48 hours after they did not have me on suction for 10 days they only put me on suction for 12 hours when asked...

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  • Does anyone else think this could be what my son has?

    Hi, i am worried my 18 yr old son has been suffering with small pneumothorax episodes over the last few years as his symptoms seem to fit. When at rest, sudden onset of severe pain in chest, difficulty breathing and then chest continues to be painful for a week or two after. He also gets strange clicking,...

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  • Chances of a spontaneous pnumothorax happening again.

    I had a sp in April this year, ive had a chest drain put in and feel fine, ive been exercising and pushed myself and had no problems. I'm in the forces so I have been put into an office job and not allowed to do any manual labour until i have had a ct scan. I have read a few posts on here and alot...

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  • Aftercare for Pneumothorax aspiration

    hi there need some advice my 23 yr old went to A&E sunday evening  with pain in back and painful breathing turns out she had a collasped right lung they used the needle technique and done xray after and it was successful we left at 4am after being there about 8 hours she was told not to ever...

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  • Weird sensation in side 4 yrs after pneumo

    Hey guys, this is a weird one that I haven't seen anyone talk about yet. I had 2 spontaneous pneumothorax 4-5 years ago and had the surgery on both lungs. Since the surgery, I've had a weird uncomfortable sensation in my left side maybe once every 2 months that lasts a couple of days. It's...

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  • Pneumothorax surgery in 2012, No issues until now.

    I'm new to this forum but figured it would be worth a try. I had a surgery for pneumothorax back in 2012 on my right lung. I haven't had any issues since and it's been a few years. The last couple of months, however, I've been having more frequent issues with strong pain and tight was...

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  • Returning to work after pneumothorax chest tube

    I am 46 year old female. On 11 dec i rolled my quad and tore my lung. It was only diagnosed on 06 jan and by then 100 percennt collapsed. I had a chest tube inserted that night and a suction pump. This was in for 4 days. Day after it was taken out - tues 10 jan i was discharged from.hospital. 2...

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  • Nerve Damage post VATS

    I had VATS 6 months ago now on the left side and after the initial pain from the surgery I have been left with a constant pain under my last rib, from the sternum then about 6 inches across. I can also see swelling under the rib which was not there prior to VATS, but none of the doctors are concerned...

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  • Pain during exercise after recovery.

    Hi, I'm a 27 year old male and suffered a spontanious complete pnemothorax in my right lung, september last year. I had a chest drain which partially inflated my right lung and about 5 days in hospital after which I was sent home for my lung to reinflate the remainder naturally. After two and a half...

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  • VATS 3 Month Recovery/ Need Advice Pain

    I'm 13 weeks post-op w/ VATS with resection of bleps Left Lung. 31, healthy life style, never smoked and I before this traumatic event I use to weight lift and workout 3-5 times a week. Do you think that pre-workout drinks have something to do with this? Also has anyone had the the Alpha-1 test...

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  • Smoking after Pleurodesis

    Hi guys, Back in April 2014 I had an operation on my lung to fix it to my chest wall. (Pleurodesis) (VATS). I used to smoke about 6/7 a day for 3 years before that. I'm 20 years old now and it's been 16 months since I had the operation. Basically I miss being able to smoke with friends at...

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  • Post surgery pain for pneumothorax

    I had repeated pneumothorax incidents, and finally I had a thoracotomy surgery, which failed, then had another several days later, from same incision which involved "medical glue". It's been 18 days. Ever since the surgery and the pain has been surreal, I had Nalbuphine the first 24 hours...

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  • Is my pneumothorax recurring again?

    Hi there, i am a 19 year old male. Healthy with no allergies, no prior health issues - well except that i suffered a spontaneous pneumothorax about a week and a half ago. I had a chest tube in me, and recovered quite well. Yesterday I was hugging my girlfriend, and I slightly lifted her, having often...

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  • How to cure you pneumothorax

    I am tall and slim, and had a pneumothorax about 9 years ago. I would then regularly get holes in the lung. Doctors had no answers why. After years of personal research I found it was extremely simple and obvious what the problem was...Dehydration. I never drank water, only tea or occasional alcohol....

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  • Difficulty in breathing after VATS surgery - Is it normal?

    Hi All, Recently I just had my second total lung collapse on my left side (tension pneumothorax). The first time I just got the drains and after several days at the hospital, my lungs expanded back to normal. The second time, I also had a total lung collapse on my left side. The doctor did a VATS operation...

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  • Phneumathorax

    Im 28 health concious, tall skinny, had just got a long haul flight, collapse happened when cycling to work the next day. I have had 2 collapses in 6 months and have surgery in 2 or 3 weeks. I'm overwhelmed by the about of discussions and support on here. I wondered if there is anyone from around...

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  • I was a 24 yr female, I woke up 1 mornin 4 work n starte...

    I was a 24 yr female, I woke up 1 mornin 4 work n started gettin ready, all of a sudden, i felt a sharp pain in the right side of my chest n i couldnt breath properly. i thought nothin of it, just thought it was really bad heart burn or indegestion. After speakin 2 my friends on the phne, they advised...

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  • Pneumothorax again after VATS surgery

    Okay where to start... I am a 21 year old female who sufferers from reoccurring Pneumothoraxes. This all started when I was around 15-16 years old. I have always fit the "pneumothorax type", considering that I am 5'10 and 113 lbs. When I first starting having pneumothoraxs I didn't...

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  • Pleurodesis recovery

    In February 2016 I had a bullectomy and pleurodesis on my left side. In May, I did my right side. During the May surgery my lower right lobe was removed. That space filled with fluid too thick to remove by pleurocentesis. My surgeon and lung specialist chose to leave this fluid alone. Said it would be...

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  • Stinging/Burning Pain after Pneumothorax?

    Hi, So here's my story... Roughly 3-4 weeks ago I had a spontaneous pneumothorax. When inserting the chest tube by the doctors, it caused me to have a hemothorax as well. After a week in the hospital I was released with a minor reoccurence of the hemo-pneumothorax which the doctors believed would...

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  • Phneumathorax

    I am 28 and have had a phneumathorax twice since June and am awaiting surgery. I'm really scared and I'm trying to make sense of my pains all the time. Last week I was having a weird sensations along with pain in my left side where it happened. Upon going to a and e they said my lung is fully...

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  • pneumothorax

    Is it normal to have pain and muscle spasms after having pneumothorax? Ever since I had my oprartion my left lung well muscle wall surrounding it always cramps on me and spasms would this be something to do with the surgery?

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  • Pneumothorax - 36 year old male, 172cm, fit, non smoker

    I am a 36 year old male. Fit and healthy, non smoker, Train regularly. Due to my work I take an average of 10 flights within Europe every 6 weeks. I also swim in the sea and dive down to about 5m quite often. I suffered from a pneumothorax 2 and half weeks ago. I had been doing sprint running and press...

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  • Pneumothorax Reoccurence

    I'm a 26 year old fit male with a slim build and also a non-smoker. About two months ago whilst in the office I suffered from some intense sharp stabbing pains in the right side of my chest which lasted for about 30 minutes or so. The pain died down, but the side was achey and the pain  intesified...

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