A member asked:

Pain on the back of chest and right arm.. easy fatigability esr 58 chest xray done on 11 sep showed pleural effusion on right side but is now resolved?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

You probably had pleuritis with or without pneumonia. The good news is it has resolved. Since you are from Pakistan I would sincerely advise you to see a good lung specialist to make sure you don't have TB of the lungs.

Answered Oct 7, 2015

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Dr. Glenn Burns answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Could be several causes. TB is more common in your country and can cause pain from inflammation of pulmonary I tissue, can increase ESR and cause pulmonary effusion. Have you had a PPD test? This may be helpful but can also be positive is previously exposed but have no active infection. There is a blood test called "quantiferon gold" which is useful to help make diagnosis.

Answered Oct 7, 2015

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