interesting question Neo. I wish I knew the answer, but I don't.
I've seen a few patients - perfectly healthy ones- come into the hospital with spontaneous pneumo thoraxes. I always thought it was kinda scary to be walking around one day and be in the hospital the next with a S.Pneumo****
But, I have had patients tell me they had no infection-accident- nothing. And most are in their 20's and 30's.
And, I've seen the emphysema patients with them...but thats another story...We know what is going on with them.
I never thought to ask the dr. what caused the S.Pneumo in the young and healthy pt.s, and didn't ask what the odds are of one happening again (to the same pt.)
The docs will be happy to explain it to you. Especially ER, pulmonary, and cardiology docs.
Your first sentence made perfect sense to me...post tramatic...
I think you will have to ask a doc.
Hang in here.....
Some days on here are like life....some are rough....