What are the symptoms of a bruised lung?


The symptoms of a bruised lung are coughing up blood, shortness of breath and a blue tint to the lips, according to Dr. Joe Congeni, the Director of Sports Medicine at the Akron Children's Hospital. A doctor can also use a stethoscope to see if the patient's breathing sounds crackly as this is another symptom of a bruised lung.

An x-ray can be performed to definitively diagnose a bruised lung. A patient with a bruised lung can experience poor oxygen saturation; it may be necessary for him or her to be put on a ventilator until the lung heals. With proper rest, a bruised lung can heal in about a week. If one suspects a bruised lung, he or she needs to seek medical help immediately.

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