Posted by Miss Nicki Priest
on August 06, 2000 at 20:03:02:
In Reply to: Re: Penumo Thorax (collapsed lung) posted by Lisa on February 18, 2000 at 17:55:53:
I read your message with much interest, I myself have had a spontaneous pneumo thorax which has happened twice to my left lung, there was roughly three months between each one. My doctor didn't hesitate on either occasion and I was monitored firstly, x-rays etc, but after the second collapse it was decided that I would need surgery to correct it. It seems that I had a weakness in the top of my lung which was actually stuck back together surgically. I am a 32 year old female, who is also tall and thin. I have been told I am more prone to this happening to the other lung, but only time will tell. I would advise you ask to be referred to a surgeon who would be able to help you. I wish you every success for your healthy recovery. I look forward to hearing from you.
: : I am sure there are other young people out there who have suffered a pneumo thorax and if so, please put a message on the baord or e-mail me and advise me on what to do to avoid him having a 3rd or even re-assure me that he is not alone.
: : Thank you
: I had the same thing happen to me two times(same lung). What is really weird is that it happened to my sister too(both lungs, different times) When mine collapsed the second time I had surgery. Basically they went in and stapled my lung. The Doctor said it would never again collapse where he stapled it(uper left lobe)
: It could collapse on the bottom part but it has been almost 10 years and it hasn't happend yet!!!
: I'm not sure what this is called but you might ask his Doctor about it. I hope this helps.
: By the way I am female and I was in my early 20s when this happened (also very thin)
: I was told that it happens more often to tall thin men than women.
: Best of luck, Lisa
: You can email me if you have any questions I might can answer