Hack Up a Lung

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To hack up a lung is to cough so much and so violently that you actually cough out one or both of your lungs.

I Coughed Up My Lung, Now What?

You've found yourself in quite the pickle there! You could always try to swallow it, but there's the possibility you end up digesting your lungs and unless you can land yourself on a transplant list, you're pretty much screwed. Our recommendation then would be to show up to your nearest emergency room (don't forget to bring your hacked up lung) and hopefully they'll triage you fast enough and either get cardiothoracic surgery to put them back or send you to hospice.

What Should I Do in the Meantime?

  • Put lung to mouth
  • Blow into your own lung
  • Watch it expand (how cool is that?!)
  • Head to emergency room

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