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Collapsed Lung??

 


rsmn17  (A 49340)

Aug 26, 2005, 10:21 AM
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I have a friend who had a collapsed lung (spontaneous pneumothorax) about 2 years ago. He had surgery to remove 5% of one lung. His doctor has cleared him to fly. I was wondering if anyone knows if skydiving could possibly cause this to happen again.


freefalle  (D 27777)

Aug 26, 2005, 10:41 AM
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spontaneous pneumothorax are just that, spontaneous. They commonly occur in males, who are tall and fairly thin in good shape. Yes there is a chance he could have another, unlikely but just because he has had one doesn't mean that he will have another. Tell him to consult his DR ( which it sounds like he has) and go from there.



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