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Bruised Lung 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
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
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
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?
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?
It may.: Possibly, depending upon the density.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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