A 30-year-old female asked:
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been treated for pericarditis for 13 days w/ .6 mg colchicine & 300 mg ibuprofen 3x day but i am still having back pain & left arm pain. more time?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pericarditis: There is no firm time frame for resolution of this diagnosis. Most however will be significantly improved by a four to six week period. Some cases take longer and recurrence is not rare.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
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