Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear about these recurrent pneumothoraces. A pulmonologist friend tells me that you may have one of three conditions which tend to cause recurrent pneumothoraces, ie lymphangio-leiomyomatosis, neurofibromatosis, and histiocytosis X. (Don’t be alarmed by the names! I only mention them so you can pass them on if necessary to your own doctor.)
The first one may be associated with angiomyolipomas in the kidney, so what you should have is a CT scan of the chest combined with a CT scan of the kidneys. You should see a pulmonologist, who can arrange these tests for you and advise you on further management. I hope things go better for you.
Kind regards. JT
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