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My Daughter Suffered Her Second Sudden Pneumothorax. Last Monday.the Tried To Drain It In The Chest But It Deflated Completely. . So They Put A Chest Drain In. The Next Day Someone Took The Drain Out Before Looking At An Xray And The Lung Hadn't Fully Inf

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lilacben | 19:59 Sun 16th Aug 2015 | Health & Fitness
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Inflated still. they have,sent her home to hope the,lung will repair itself. She,has,to go back yo the hospital again on Tuesday for another xray I am looking after her and,her three children. she is still in great pain where the drain was and complaining her back by shoulder is hurting. Her,breathing seems Ok. How long before she will feel better and the pain goes.

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can't answer your question but i hope she is well very soon xx
20:01 Sun 16th Aug 2015
can't answer your question but i hope she is well very soon xx
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That is very kind of you. Thankyou.
By the way she is a smoker... Well was but will not be now on. X
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The first time it happened to me was a Spontaneous Pneumothorax; taken to hospital and kept in 3 - 4 days, no drain or treatment just rest. The lung 'healed itself' and although very painful when it happened there were no lasting effects. Hope your daughter recovers well.
I don't know why she had her spontaneous pneumothorax, but the commonest cause is an enphysematous bullae associated with smoking and i guess that is the the cause of your daughters problem.

Some resolve without treatment, but usually shortness of breath and pain necessitates the insertion of a drain, to let out the air.

I don't know how long the pain will last, as it depends upon what is the cause. She will have a chest Xray on Tuesday and the result of that will depend upon the next step in her treatment.

Give her Ibuprofen 400mgms for the pain as often as is necessary up to 4 hourly.
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Thankyou sqad. as I said they did put a drain in under her arm. It is where that had been that and under my bust where it is hurting her at the moment. xx

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