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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This applies to irritation of the tissues lining the lungs. There are two layers to this, with a potential space between them. When inflammation of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Depends on cause: There are two layers of pleura, one layer surrounds the lung and the other covers the chest wall. There is a thin layer of fluid between the two laye ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: The inflammation of the lining of the lung called the pleura is common after surgery. If there is any associated fever, shortness of breath, cough, pl ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Lining of lung: Pleuritis, or pleurisy, is an inflammation of the lining (parietal and visceral pleura) of the lung. It can result from a viral infection, which is a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pleurisy, or: Inflammation of the membrane caoting the outside of the lung and inside of the rib cage, can be caused by a variety of conditions including infections ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Very painful: To breathe. It feels like sandpaper rubbing in your chest.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: It can be treated.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pain: Pein is perceived. There is no scale to predict pain. Physicians would never tell you how you will experience pain. It is the other way around. You t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Pleurisy description: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs & can be caused by a variety of conditions such as infections, autoimmune disorders, cancers etc. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain from the lung: Pleurisy is pain cased by inflammation and/or friction between the lung and the inside of the chest wall. Since every breath causes motion between th ... Read More
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