Hemothorax

  • Symptoms
    • Anxiety
    • Chest pain
    • Low blood pressure
    • Pale, cool and clammy skin
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Rapid, shallow breathing
    • Restlessness
    • Shortness of breath

    Signs and tests

    Your doctor may note decreased or absent breath sounds on the affected side. Signs of hemothorax may be seen on the following tests:

    • Chest x-ray
    • CT scan
    • Pleural fluid analysis
    • Thoracentesis