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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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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
22 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Sharp, especially when taking a deep breath.
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of lining of the lung most usually due to pneumonia. It causes severe pain especially on deep breathing. It may also be assoc ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 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
29 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
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: It can be treated.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 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
21 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
18 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Pain: Contiue to have pain, difficulty breathing, cough, may have fever as well see my previous answers.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Ibuprofen: But you may be missing a more serious illness so it's not recommended.

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