Requesting suggestions for further treatment of Pneumothorax

Requesting suggestions for further treatment of Pneumothorax

Hello Sir/Ma'am,

My grandmother has fallen sick due to Pneumothorax, and is having a problem in breathing. A local doctor got her X-Rays, and Blood Tests done, reports of which I am attaching below for your reference. He has advised that we need to get her operated to evacuate the trapped air inside her lungs. Since she is old and is very resistive against operations, I am urging to seek your guidance regarding further steps for her treatment.

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Hi Sorry to hear about your Grandmother. You might want to telephone BLF where they will be able to advise you moving forward. The no is 03000 030 555.

cx

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Hello atishagrawal and welcome to the forum. Your doctor has already advised on the recommended treatment for your grandmother. If she refuses it the only thing she can do is sit quietly and hope it resolves itself. She would however be best advised to listen to her doctor. I hope things go well.

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Ok Sir/Ma'am, I am relieved that the doctor has recommended correct treatment for my grandmother. I really appreciate all your concerns and of all the people who are helping.

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I have one more query cofdrop-UK and mrsmummy , my grandmother is 85 years of age and the doctor has recommended adding a chest-tube connected to a one-way valve system to an airbag which will collect the trapped air.

Since we always want to avoid any incisions or any such operations, is it necessary to get it or can we expect that this problem can be cured on its own via medicines?

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There is no medicine which can be taken to treat a pneumorax that I know of.

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Dear atishagrawal,

I really truly wish we could advise you further but we are not medically qualified to do so. You are in a difficult situation as you have a plan given in good faith by your medical professionals, but are reluctant to agree to a surgical procedure. I believe any other clinician would probably offer you the same procedure but maybe you could seek out a second opinion.

Whatever you decide, I am hoping for a good result for your dear Grandmother.

cx

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Hiya i hope your grandmother is feeling better.

The procedure for a pneumothorax is generally quite straight forward and a chest tube is most likely the best option, having the air removed will makemyour grandmothers breathing much easier. It is a very small incision for thr point of entry and she will be monitered very closey. It is very efficient procedure, any pain from the point of entry can be treated with painkillers.

I wish you and your family all the best.

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Hi Atishagrawal,

I had a problem similar to your Grandmother.I fell out of bed and broke 2 ribs and wound up with a pneumothorax.In my case I was hospitalised for 24 hours and the xrays showed that the air "bubble was decreasing.If that has not happened as appears to be the case with your Grandmother's you have no option but to recommend intervention. It amounts to pushing a stainless steel tube into the area surrounding the lung,usually close to the collar bone and allowing the air to escape.It is not pleasant but it is a very common problem and takes a qualified person a very short time to clear the trapped air.

Good luck with that but I am not aware of another treatment that will work. If your relative is very frail and this procedure could be life threatening you would need a Consultant in Respitary conditions to offer advice.

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Thank you everyone for your immediate replies and wishes. I too pray for my grandmother to get well soon. I have asked our doctor to finalise a treatment so that we can take the necessary steps.

Really appreciate all your efforts dear friends, seniors, admins, experts etc.

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Hello HealthUnlocked Members, Thanks for all your support and prayers. My grandmother is now feeling well. We didn't have to undergo the process of chest tube. It resolved on its own. I really appreciate and thank you all for your help.

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