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  1. john joe is offline

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    Collapsed Lung question

    My brother came down with a collapsed lung last week.

    He's 19, fit, tall and slim - apparently this is the demographic most at risk from a 'spontaneous primary pneumo-something' (basically a spontaneous collapsed lung)

    He plays a lot of rugby (fast NFL without pads, for those who don't know) and has pro trials scheduled for september; he has been told there is no way in hell he is to attempt any kind of physical exertion for 3 months by his doctor; the physio has it at 1-2 months. Both agree that there is a roughly 50% chance of re-occurence at some point.

    has anyone experienced/know someone who has experienced a similar problem, and whether it precluded them from any more partaking in physical contact sports after the prescribed rest period?
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    Spontaneous pneumothorax:

    My understanding (and it's been a while since I did this stuff) is that the greatest risk from recurrence is with scuba diving, high altitude flying and smoking. I'm not aware of any significantly increased risk from contact sports. That's assuming it is a spontaneous one and there was no trauma involved.

    If he's a smoker then the best thing he can do is stop.
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    thanks;

    thats the name of it! knew it was pnemo-summat

    he doesn't smoke, and they told him no flying for 3 months, no scuba diving ever.

    as far as you know, is flying going to present a constant risk then?
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    Risk of recurrence runs for at least two years but I would imagine the risk gradually diminishes.
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    cool, cheers.
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    He plays a lot of rugby? Just because he can't pinpoint a particular incident and say that is what caused the the tear in his lung tissue doesn't necessarily mean this was spontaneous. Any further recurring risk factors for the spontaneous type may not really apply.


    Now, if he really is concerned, there are some known risk factors for the spontaneous type which can actually be checked and corrected by a good pulmonary specialist using a thoroscope.


    To truly rule out this being due to an injury which he cannot recall, he really should do some serious reconstruction of his time for a few days before it prompted medical attention- including talking to his teammates/opponents/etc. and going over it with a specialist.

    If you can find a pulminary specialist who deals with athletes in particular, all the better. Trust me when I tell you finding a doctor who deals with real athletes (not the "weekend warriors") - or is a real athlete him/herself - is time well spent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john joe
    My brother came down with a collapsed lung last week.

    He's 19, fit, tall and slim - apparently this is the demographic most at risk from a 'spontaneous primary pneumo-something' (basically a spontaneous collapsed lung)

    He plays a lot of rugby (fast NFL without pads, for those who don't know) and has pro trials scheduled for september; he has been told there is no way in hell he is to attempt any kind of physical exertion for 3 months by his doctor; the physio has it at 1-2 months. Both agree that there is a roughly 50% chance of re-occurence at some point.

    has anyone experienced/know someone who has experienced a similar problem, and whether it precluded them from any more partaking in physical contact sports after the prescribed rest period?
    My friend Tom has only one good lung, the other being virtually useless thanks to being shot in the first Gulf War. He's now a strongman competitor and uses the Power Lung a lot. He's managed to increase his good lung's oxygen usage and intake by over 100% and his bad lung is about 3/5 of the way up towards being a regular lung now. He routinely pulls sleds of several hundred pounds with the Power Lung stuck in his mouth.

    He's far from screwed, he just has to know it's going to take a lot of time and patience to get back to where he was.
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    Oh God, now I'm afraid to breathe. :(

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