• Sharla Sharla
    August 30, 2008
    I just had my port put in, there were complications - a pneumothorax, can you tell me more?
    Sharla Sharla
    August 30, 2008

    3 xrays later show that my lung is still not at 100%, rather 85 - 90%.  What can I do to help resolve it without more surgery?



  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    September 01, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    August 30, 2008

    Sharla, it sounds like your docs are following the recommended treatment for your degree of lung collapse; tracking with X-rays. Your lung should gradually resolve to 100%. If not, I wouild ask your docs what comes next - perhaps withdrawal of air via needle, without any procedure more invasive than that. Good luck - PJH


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