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A 52-year-old female asked:

Can pleurisy cause weight loss and pressure/ increased pain after eating? very little appetite, am nauseous and when i do eat it causes pressure.

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pleurisy: Less likely pleurisy, maybe ulcer disease . Seek medical help.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Yes it can: Pleurisy (the pain from the rubbing of the lining of the lungs felt to be due to some sort of inflammation) can cause pain/nausea. So can the causes of the pleurisy in general. If this does not resolve like a viral illness 7-10 days, look for further answers.
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
Endocrinology 75 years experience
Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of pleura and causes mainly chest symptoms like pain short of breath fever cough cause of pleurisy can decide symptoms like loss of appetite fever etc make sure cause of pleurisy is looked into.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
You need a diagnosis: This is best answered by your physician. I see you have had a lot of procedures: liver biopsy, lab etc. It may be necessary to have a second opinion. Have you seen a gastroenterologist?
Dr. Leonard Giunta
Family Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: When you eate and stomach increases it will put pressure on diaphragm. This will cause you to take a deep breath and cause pain from the pleursey. If this happens you will eate less and lose wt.

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