Pleurisy

What is Pleurisy?

Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining surrounding the lungs. There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to pleural cavity are the most common.

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Hi, I have had bronchitis that led to pneumonia which led to pleurisy. Yet I have hhad the past week with my pleurisy a pounding heart and resting...

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Hello! Thanks for posting your query . Pleurisy is a common complication of pneumonia . The good news is , if detected in early stage, it can be...

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I was diagnosed with pleurisy 6 months ago with partially collapsed lung due to infection. The infection was treated with antibiotics but I am...

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With the available described symptoms, persistence of pain after pleurisy with collapsed lungs...

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I have had sever chest pain on the right side of my chest since early February since the flu. I have been on steroids thinking it may be pleurisy,...

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Hi
Thanks for the query

The right sided chest pain can be due to some reasons especially more common in women are

plueritic chest pain like...

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hi doc.. i just had my thoracentesis twice last week and they drained almost 1.2 L of fluid.. but on my recent follow to my doctor today and had my...

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Hi, I have been having pain and inflammation on my left breast and chest wall.its inflamed and painful at times to breath. Also I have stomach pain...

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I was rushed to hospital last night and the drs said it was pleurisy, today i have had really strong pins and needles in my right hand and feet and...

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Have been prescribed hydromorphone for heart related issues, as needed for pain, 7 stents and a single CBG. Have pleurisy often and allergy...

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day 1: mild headache. took Alleve, but I was surprised the Aleeve didn't completely wipe the pain away like it normally does. day 2: headache...

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what is pleurisy and what are the symptoms?

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My husband is 60 years old. He has an artificial aortic(?) heart valve. He has been having symptoms for over a year - hoarseness , shortness of...

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