Collapsed lung

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I have been diagnosed with a collapsed lung. Only partially collapsed. Had a bronchoscopy and my lungs were clear even though I have COPD. I questioned my doctor about going on holiday abroad and if there is any risk with flying. He advised against it but to ask the Specialist. Bearing in mind my condition was only discovered by accident whilst having a procedure for something else and the Specialist said I could have had it for years, undetected. I havebeen flying every year for the last 10 years. Is there anybody else in a similar situation?

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    Hi Sally I'm in same situ Ive got copd had four flare ups this year already going to granddaughters wedding to Cyprus in June not been abroad for ten years and starting to worry is the air on the plane gonna be sufficient for me is it gonna be too hot over there starting to worry don't wanna ask doc cause. He might say no u shouldn't go

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      My problem is that my GP frightened me by saying air outside the lungs will expand the higher you go and crush your lung but then said he wasn’t 100% sure so speak to specialist about it. I’m going to try to contact specialist today. Will keep you posted. 
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      Had call from specialist. She said she has got no issues about me flying and it will be ok. 😀??

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      Hi Sally so pleased for u my doc said I was ok to fly but to take back up meds just in case don't stop me worrying though but u only live once eh .happy flying n don't worry says the biggest worrier of all 

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