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Second Spontanious Pnemothorax within 1 month..

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
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Second Spontanious Pnemothorax within 1 month..

Hi All,

Its not more than 1 month , I have encountered with 2nd Spontaneous Pnemothorax.

For Primary spontaneous I ws gone through COPD and Tuberculosis test and both came negative.After primary spontaneous is cured by tube insertion.
I was asked to take CT scan.
Doc said CT scan is okay and you dont have any serious problem .
U have reinsurance change of only 30% .

But when i have checked for report on CT scan it was Written as

"There is evidance of pleural based fibrotic band seen in right apical lobe s/o old heald lesion.Underlying pleural thickening noted.No active infilrates noted"

and in last it was written as

Fibrotic band in right aoical lobe with pleural thicking.
Otherwise CT thorax revels no significant abnormality.

Could Any one explain me what above report says for CT scan of chest I have done.

2) For second spontaneous Pnemothorax I have undergone Chemical treatment of Pnemothorax in which.
A) Doc have taken my blood and inserted/sprayed around my right lung via tube.
b) Doc also sprayed some agent called Tetracycline around my lung and believe me It was damn scary and painful.

I want to ask few question like

1) What are the chances Pnemothorax will reoccur in my case(Am Nt a smoker and drinker)
2) CT scan report what it does I having any serious problem.?
3) what is successful rate of Chemical treatment of Pnemothorax.

Am very concern .
I am getting married in coming Nov-dec. With this burden I cant enjoy my ever waited time.

Please help
thanks !!

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Re: Second Spontanious Pnemothorax within 1 month..

Please any1 who can give me some picture on what is happening with my body .!!

Old 07-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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Re: Second Spontanious Pnemothorax within 1 month..

Hi....I feel your fear regarding the two collapses you've already experienced.

I don't see that your collapses were caused by blebs in the lung...did the doctor not mention that at all?

Did he mention the cause of the fibrotic band or the pleural thickening?

Was the healed lesion a bleb?

The chemical treatment plus tetracycline is to abrade the lung in the hopes that it won't collapse again...kind of like a crazy glue. I would think that because your report didn't state you had blebs, then that was the best course of action since you collapsed more than once.

Regarding your other you have a report on that?

In truth, there are no guarantees with having just the chemical abrasion...but for you that might fix it forever.

It's all a matter of perspective!
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