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Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Could rheumatoid arthritis cause pleurisy?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder that can affect internal organs including the pleura ( lining around the lungs). It it occurs, the result is rheumatoid pleurisy. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What could cause pleurisy to linger?

What could cause pleurisy to linger?

Depends on the cause: Pleurisy is inflammation of the covering of the lining around the lungs, and may be associated with accumulation of fluid in the spacebetween two layers of pleura it can ba caused by 1infections including tuberculosis 2 collagen vascularhart disease 3tumors of pleura 4pulmonary embolism 5cancers 6cirrhosis of liver 7 congestive heart failure treatment depends on the cause, and how long. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Could pleurisy cause intense chest pain?

Yes: Pleuritis is a very common cause of chest pain. Typically you will have pain on inspiration. Usually viral in etiology and can be effectively treated with nsaids for several days. If the pain last longer than several days, get a chest x ray. Sometimes i also add a medro dose pak. ...Read more

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Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

No, and yes.: No, because true pleurisy is an inflammation of the two linings surrounding the lungs (see prior) and sports should't cause this unless, perhaps, there is blunt trauma to the chest wall. However, the symptons of pleurisy, pain on breathing, could be caused by trauma or contusion of the chest wall or lung. Interestingly, a gas bubble caught under the diaphragm may cause pleuritic symptoms. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmune diseases, blood clots, and injuries. Treatments should be directed towards the underlying cause such as antibiotics for the bacterial infection. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs can help control the pain associated with it. ...Read more

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Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

Does everyone with pleurisy have to have thoracentesis to find a cause?

Pleurisy, no: But pleural effusions usually should be investigated by a thoracentesis unless the cause is obviously heart failure. Even then, an initial thoracentesis should be done to confirm the cause. If you argue that not all effusions require a thoracentesis, then i need to know if you'll defend me if/when i get sued for missing an empyema or mesothelioma. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have slight pleurisy in your lungs? How so you treat it? What causes it?

What does it mean if you have slight pleurisy in your lungs? How so you treat it? What causes it?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It can be very painful and be caused by a number of things. Check out the link for better understanding: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/pleurisy/page2.Htm#what_causes_pleurisy. ...Read more

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What causes someone to keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy can be associated with pneumonia, but this is usually a one time event. Recurrent pleurisy without associated pneumonia can occur in autoimmune disorders like lupus. The same autoimmune mechanism can also affect the heart lining(pericardium) and cause pericarditis. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause or irritate pleurisy?

No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

Can you describe pleurisy and how it can cause dyspnea?

Causing pain w breat: Pleurisy is a medical term meaning an inflammation of the lining of the lung. Inflamation is the bodies reaction to something it considers 'foreign'. Latin again: 4 signs of inflamation are dolor (pain), rubor (redness), calor (heat), and edema (swelling). There are 2 pleura, one coating the lungs, one lining the chest wall; when inflamed, breathing rubs one against other causing pain and dyspnea. ...Read more

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I have had pleurisy for a year but no doctor can find a cause. What should I do? It is getting worse

I have had pleurisy for a year but no doctor can find a cause. What should I do? It is getting worse

Stay in touch: Stay in touch with your treating doctor. There are causes of chronic pleurisy - have they been ruled out? For example, lupus comes to mind. Non-steroidals such as high dose Ibuprofen is the mainstay of treatment but actual steroids (like prednisone) are sometimes used. Colchicine has been helpful for chronic pericarditis and may be tried for pleurisy. Immunosuppressive drugs may be needed. ...Read more

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What causes pleurisy?

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, tumors and trauma. By far, the most common cause is a viral infection that causes inflammation and therefore pain with each breath. Controlling the pain and giving your body time to fight off the virus is usualy the treatment. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

What type of injury can cause pleurisy?

See below...: Rib injuries, pneumothorax, chest wall injuries, but also and probably more common are illlnesses, not injuries, like viral syndromes, pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more