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  • Pain in chest and back

    Hi, first time poster here. I had a double plorectomy around 14 years ago, the consultant said I had severely deformed lungs with blebs on blebs, in the letter to the go he also wrote that he did a generous right plural wedge (I have no idea what this ment) Talc wasn't used my consultant stripped...

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  • Abdominal muscle out of place after VATS surgrgery

    Im 21 years old and I lift weights, run, and play basketball and football on a regular basis. I had VATS surgery on my left lung about 2 months ago because of a spontaneous Pneumothorax and ive noticed that my top  left abdominal muscle is completely missing, i would normally chalk it up as a loss...

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  • numbness and very tight feeling after vats surgery

    After having 3 collapses within 2months of feb and march, had vats pleurodesis with talc and wedge resection. Its been about 4 months post op and still a portion of my left chest and upper portion of my abdomen  is completly numb. I think the nerves were severed during surgery because my abdominal...

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  • Does lung tissue repair and leave permanent damage?

    Hello I recently suffered from a tension pneumothorax and had a chest drain in place for 7 days. I’m concerned that I will suffer long term damage or decreased lung function from this. Do most people make a full recovery, I have ambitions to join the fire service and don’t wish this incident to exclude...

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  • Side effects after VATS?

    Ive read through most of the posts looking for a similar complaint but haven't found one yet. I had VATS after a right lung SP 2 months ago. It took 3 chest tubes to finally fix the collapse. After I stopped using pain meds (about 2 weeks post op) I noticed a strange sensation in my throat and abdomen....

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  • Small Pneumothorax lung after vats with pleurodesis

    I am a 21 year old male, 5'10 and around 135 pounds. My right lung has been collapsing about once a year since I was 17 and always thought I was pulling a muscle so I ignored it. Fast forward to now and I kept getting the pain every 2-3 weeks, so i decided to go to the doctor and to my surprise was...

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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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  • 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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  • Looking for an answer

    I suffered from a small pneumothorax that was sudden a week ago now my problem is wondering what caused it the doctor took numerous X-rays and is it did heal by itself but no blebs we're ruptured and I have no underlining disease and there was no injury he is just as stumped as I am what could have...

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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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  • some tips maybe?

    hey everybody few years ago I had spontaneous pneomotorax twice befour my surgery. then I was fine for 3 years almost and I smoked some joints with weed. then it happened surprised me . and the doctors put talc. was wondering if some of you have experience with vaporizing weed because it's not...

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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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  • 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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  • Feeling of Water Trickling Down My Chest After VATS

    I had VATS surgery for pleural effusion May 31st. About 2 months after I started feeling something like water trickling down my chest, both the front and back. I had a second VATs surgery about 2 weeks ago and I can still feel it. Has anyone felt this and did it go away? If so how long did it take? ...

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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 surgery and healing time looking for advice.

    I had a spontaneous pneumothorax 3 weeks ago. I had chest tube put in and was sent home same day. Was seeing dr 1 once a week for X-rays after2.5 weeks was short of breath and went to emergency. The lung collapsed about 70 the first time. This time completely collapsed. The chest tube quit working at...

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  • Is the pneumothorax a symptom of lung cancer

    I’m just waiting on a CT scan ahead of my consultants appointment after 2 pneumothorax, one full last year and a partial one less than a month ago. I was told this partial collapse would be clear in a couple of weeks but I’m still having a lot of chest pain - is this normal?! No one has mentioned cancer...

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  • Sneezing after surgery

    Over the past 3 weeks I've had 2 spontaneous collapses. The first time I had a chest tube in until the lung inflated again. Doctor said I was good to go so we left. 4 days after I had another collapse, which they said they were going to do surgery to hopefully get rid of the spontaneous pneumothoraxes....

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  • VAPS SURGERY

    Hi. This is all new to me Can anyone relate to me? I had lung biopsy a wk ago and am on oxygen. Dr took amost 1/4 of my right lung due to all the biopsy pieces. Terrible pain. Terrible tightening. Any suggestions for relief? Tired of these pain pills. Average feel time time? Thank you .

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  • Second Pneumothorax

    Last year I had a complete lung collapse, after a week of chest tube it inflated.  This week I have had my second, only partial but man does it hurt.  I am being referred for surgery now and am just at home recovering on some heavy meds and the lung should inflate on its own. To be honest I...

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  • Recovery from small pneumothorax

    So I did post only a couple of days ago but this is a new question. I had a small pneumothorax (second one) 2 weeks ago and was treated with painkillers and rest, Monday my x Ray showed my lung has inflated again. But now I am having such bad pain in my shoulder again and front of chest, no popping and...

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  • vaporizing

    dose anybody know if after healing from spontaneous pneumothorax use vaporizer for marijuana would be bad for the lung ? it's not Tobacco and it's not smoke. deffently not like cig .

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  • pneomotorax 4 times

    3 years ago I had my first spontaneous pneumothorax, few days with a chest tube and o went home. 3 months later it happen again . this time I had a sergury with vat and I was fine for 2.5 years. then I was traveling and woke up with the same pain. again with chest tube and home . a week later same...

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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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  • 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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