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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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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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How long does it take to heal internal bruising of the ribs and lungs. Its been 3 days since i fell i still have pain and trouble breathing.?

How long does it take to heal internal bruising of the ribs and lungs. Its been 3 days since i fell i still have pain and trouble breathing.?

Depends: If your young and the injury isn't too severe just a few days to weeks and if your older and have a more severe injury it will take weeks to months. ...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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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