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Can pleural plaques cause pain during/after exertion due to the thickening of the lung lining?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Pleural plaques: In most cases are without any symptoms and without any cause no limitation of activity. The plaques may mean previous exposure to asbestos, so the future problems of asbestos exposure are to be watched, but the plaques present won't turn to cancer either. Unles the plaques are large and many, they don't affect breathing.

Answered 2/22/2014

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