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Does Pain From Pleurisy Return After You Already Recovered From Pneumonia
Recovered from pleural effusion frm pneumonia 12 days ago but still having pleurisy.Is it normal?Ctscan, xray, cbc, tibc, ana, ferittin, TB shows normal
Yes: In general, the pleural (lining of the lungs) may become inflammed or infected with a pneumonia. The fluid that is part of the normal lubrication of the lungs may collect abnormally -- which is called an effusion. Once it is resorbed, residual pain and discomfort may be experienced for several weeks to months after the event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pneumonia a killer: Between 5 and 10 million people get pneumonia in the United States each year, and more than 1 million people are hospitalized due to the condition. As a result, pneumonia is the fourth most frequent cause of hospitalizations. Although the majority of pneumonias respond well to treatment, the infection kills 40, 000 - 70, 000 people each year. Pleurisy is not usually life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's possible: Pleurisy is pain in the chest from irritation of the lining of the lung as it rubs against the inside of the chest wall. Pneumonia is an infecton in the substance of the lung. Since most lung infections come from germs we inhale, pneumonia usually comes first and pleurisy is later. Depending on what germ is causing the problem, pleurisy might occasionally happen first, but it's not very likely. ...Read more
Pneumonia & Pleurisy: Pneumonia is usually a severe infection to either bacteria or virus. Pleurisy is usually a secondary illness or consequence of a lung infection. There are so many different scenarios with both that I am not sure how to answer the rest of your question. Neither of them are good to have. And, both require some treatment. ...Read more
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