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Pleurectomy & bullectomy post op advice


I'm a 20 year old male who had to undergo a pleurectomy and bullectomy due to several instances of pneumothorax.

it has been three months since the operation, but I still feel tightness in my chest (specifically the left side, where i was operated on). Is this something that will eventually go away?

I was also wondering if anyone had any advice about starting sport again.

Thank you

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HU gaucho, I too have had that done and it does ease over time, as for sport best to ask ur gp how long to wait as I'm not sure, but gentle exercise will help for now. Take care xx sonia xx


I have no answers for you gaucho but just wanted to send good wishes to you and hope things will improve greatly over time. xxxxx


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