Chest Pain Due To Collision And Results Of Chest Radiograph?
Hello, Thank you for the question.
The impact on the chest wall can cause a number of health problems depending on the strength of the collision experienced by the patient. This collision can cause chest wall injury, broken bones, free air in the cavity of the lungs (pneumothorax), the presence of blood in the lungs (hemothorax) or injury to the lungs. Patients can experience symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, coughing up blood. To ascertain the impact of this collision, doctors need to conduct interviews with patients, examine patients physically and conduct supporting examinations such as x-rays or CT scans. The results of supporting examinations will be linked to the results of the doctor's interview and the doctor's physical examination.
From the x-rays that you attach, no fractures (normal bone) were found but a clearer airway was found and infiltrates in the lungs that can be caused by bronchitis (inflammation of the main respiratory tract / bronchi) or an injury / bruise to the lungs (pulmonary contusion).
Handling given by the doctor will be adjusted to the results of interviews, physical examination, and supporting examinations (x-rays). X-rays cannot be interpreted separately. Not necessarily at this time there is a problem in your husband's lungs (pulmonary constusion). If the worst is indeed a bruise on the lungs usually there is no special treatment that will be given by a doctor. Patients will usually be recommended to limit physical activity and consume drugs to treat symptoms. However, sufferers still have to watch for symptoms that appear. If the chest pain does not improve at all more than 1 week and is accompanied by shortness of breath / difficulty breathing or coughing up blood, the patient is recommended to immediately seek the nearest medical help.
For a while, encourage your husband to take pain medication given by a doctor. Ice compresses can also be applied to the affected area for the first 3 days to help relieve pain. Avoid heavy physical activity until complaints improve.
Hopefully this information is useful.