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I think i may have bruised a lung while helping assemble furniture. What are symptoms.?

I think i may have bruised a lung while helping assemble furniture.  What are symptoms.?

Pulmonary contusion : Pulmonary contusion is usually caused from blunt trauma to the chest or the thoracic cavity, such as during a high impact car accident. The symptoms can range from short lived chest pain and shortness of breath to more serious conditions which would possibly require an emergency trauma surgical consultation. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Symptoms of headache, chest pains, coughing, random bruising, infections?

Sounds like more: Than can be sorted out in 400 characters. Need a visit with your doc for a complete history and exam. ...Read more

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Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

Symptoms: random bruising, chest pain, dilated pupils in the morning, eyelashes falling out, passing out. What could this be?

See a doctor: There may be several things that can cause problems such as these, including endocrine abnormalities, anemia, etc. Someone with these symptoms needs to be evaluated by a health care pro. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

I have some symptoms i'd like to ask about including headaches, fatigue, dizziness, back pains, random bruises, coughing, infections and chest pains. What could be theproblem?

See a doctor: Cannot, even if you gave enough data, diagnose you on the internet. These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation by a competent experienced clinician who can obtain a full history and a detailed physical exam. Do this soon. ...Read more

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Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Are chest pains, mysterious weight loss, hair loss, easy bruising, coldness, haemoptysis, fainting all symptoms of haemoptysis?

Reword your question: If you clarify your question you will probably get an answer, but I think you meant to ask if those things are symptoms of "X" but I'm just not sure what "X" is. Do you really mean to ask if those are symptoms of hemoptysis? ...Read more

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Why do my lungs feel bruised whilst I have a cold?

Why do my lungs feel bruised whilst I have a cold?

Sore lungs: hello ~ because any cough you might have forcefully removes the surface epithelium of the bronchi and this can give some irritation and pain of its own so your lungs feel sore.They are. Use water/saline inhalation and make into steam and inhale. This relieves it.thanks ...Read more

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The upper right side of my lungs hurts me so much and there's no bruises what could it be?

I do not understand?: The upper parts of your lungs hurt, you referring to the bony structures or to the lungs per say. If you referring to the shoulders area that could from a lot sores, neck problems, long hours on the computer and other. If you referring to. ...Read more

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If someone has a bruised lung from car wreck and sent home from hosp, how bad is it if their o2 sat is 80percent while on 30 percent oxygen?

If someone has a bruised lung from car wreck and sent home from hosp, how bad is it if their o2 sat is 80percent while on 30 percent oxygen?

Any O2: Saturation below 92% is abnormal and below 89% is dangerous. If spo2 of 80% on 30% oxygen is true figure, it is very dangerously low. This person should be in the ICU at the hospital. ...Read more

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I took a tumble off my bike landing on my face. I now have a week later some discomfort when I cough in my chest. Could I have bruised my lung?

I took a tumble off my bike landing on my face. I now have a week later some discomfort when I cough in my chest. Could I have bruised my lung?

Bike accident: More than likely you bruised your chest muscles and ribs with your fall. There is a possibility that you cracked a rib, but i would think there would be more pain. If you are having no shortness of breath or feeling bad then use advil (ibuprofen) and give it more time. ...Read more

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I came out of hospital a month ago from a car accident, i had bruised and crushed and lungs and a bruised chest, im 18, fairly healthy, can i drink?

I came out of hospital a month ago from a car accident, i had bruised and crushed and lungs and a bruised chest, im 18, fairly healthy, can i drink?

In moderation : It should be fine to have some alcoholic beverages, as long as it is in moderation. Don't go overboard. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My husband has a bruise on his lower left side of stomach, he is on blood thinners, and sereflo for his lungs, should I be concerned about the bruise?

My husband has a bruise on his lower left side of stomach, he is on blood thinners, and sereflo for his lungs, should I be concerned about the bruise?

Blood thinners: make bruising easier. Please have your husband see his doctor who may see this as normal or may adjust his medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Broken rib, bruised lung. Prescribed Percocet & Methocarbamol. Should I take together or alternate? Time intervals?

Broken rib, bruised lung.  Prescribed Percocet &  Methocarbamol.   Should I take together or alternate?  Time intervals?

Discuss w/ Dr: The Dr who prescribed is the right one to provide these directions as well as other questions you may have about side effects and effectiveness - what to do and what to avoid in detail. I hope it heals well! ...Read more

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I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

I have what looks like a bruise on my leg, slightly raised. I am also being treated for blood clots in my lungs so could this be a clot too? No rednes

Need to examine: It is more likely to be a hematoma due to your being anticoagulants. It would be prudent to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. Wish you good health!. ...Read more

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My pain is in my left lung sharp and taking my breath away also under my left breast it also feels very bruised to try and lie on but it isn't ?

My pain is in my left lung sharp and taking my breath away also under my left breast it also feels very bruised to try and lie on but it isn't ?

Pleuritis/Pleurisy: Pleurisy or pleuritis is inflammation of lining of lung (pleura) which causes sharp pain w/breathing. Go see your family doc to find out cause & get treated. Anti-inflammatories might help if you don't have contraindications (reasons not to take something). Check out http://www.Webmd.Com/lung/understanding-pleurisy-basics for more info. ...Read more

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Respond asap please! what causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen? It's on my left side under my breast area(lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Respond asap please! what causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen?  It's on my left side under my breast area(lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Take it easy: You sound panicked an i would urge you to take a deep breath. There is no way to diagnose what it is without a workup and physical. However if you are very concerned or are having other symptoms like pain or shortness of breath go to the er. ...Read more

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Hi. Last night I fell down 15 carpeted steps on hip. Severely bruised, Very swollen, history of blood clot in lung when pregnant. Should I worry?

Hi. Last night I fell down 15 carpeted steps on hip. Severely bruised, Very swollen, history of blood clot in lung when pregnant. Should I worry?

See a doctor: Worrying is not going to solve anything. You should see a doctor or go to an emergency room to get checked out and to ascertain if you need to be on clot prophylaxis. ...Read more

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My colleague tapped strongly on my left shoulder blade.There are some bruises/pain there and I've had a lot of shortness of breath.Lung/heart problem?

My colleague tapped strongly on my left shoulder blade.There are some bruises/pain there and I've had a lot of shortness of breath.Lung/heart problem?

"Tap"? W/hammer?: Caused bruising? Something doesn't line up. Not likely heart issue, but could be orthopedic or lung, depending on your specific health issues/meds and what a "tap" is that can cause bruising. Should see your Dr or an Urgent Care for exam and x-ray -or- go to ER if shortness of breath prominent. Good luck. ...Read more