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Does pain from pleurisy return after you already recovered from pneumonia?

Does pain from pleurisy return after you already recovered from pneumonia?

No: It usually does but sometimes it can take several weeks to completely. It will depend on the severity of the pneumonia. ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more


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How long will it take me to recover from bacterial pneumonia if I also got pleurisy?

How long will it take me to recover from bacterial pneumonia if I also got pleurisy?

Depends: The actual cause of the pneumonia (particular organism involved), extent of disease, the prior health and immunity of the patient, age and other factors will dictate how long it may take to resolve. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Does it matter if you have pneumonia vs. Pleurisy?

Does it matter if you have pneumonia vs. Pleurisy?

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 more

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What is the difference between pneumonia and pleurisy please answer asap?

What is the difference between pneumonia and pleurisy please answer asap?

Not the same: Pneumonia is inflammation, usually infection related, in the lung itself. Pleurisy, inflammation of the lining of the lung (the pleura) can be associated with pneumonia but can be an isolated process. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy and i'm worried about also getting pneumonia. What could happen?

I have pleurisy and i'm worried about also getting pneumonia. What could happen?

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

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What one is worse to have pneumonia or pleurisy and are they both contagious please answer asap?

What one is worse to have pneumonia or pleurisy and are they both contagious please answer asap?

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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Doctor says I have pneumonia or pleurisy. Is the treatment the same?

No: Treatment for pneumonia usually includes antibiotics and cough medication. Pleurisy tends to be caused by viruses and anti inflammatory medications are the main treatments rather than antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi. I was told I had pneumonia about 2.5 weeks ago- and I am still having paain on/in my right lung area. is this pleurisy?

Hi. I was told I had pneumonia about 2.5 weeks ago- and I am still having paain on/in my right lung area. is this pleurisy?

Mgt: In association with your pneumonia, there can be inflammation or infection of the lining of the lungs. This may take weeks to resolve. Lung infections may recur despite treatment. If any coughing, sputum or fever recurs, I would recommend a follow up visit. If you are short of breath, then a trip to the ED is advised. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy last for months after the pneumonia that caused it is gone?. Can't take nsaids to help it. Due to gut problem. Was told nsaids are bad

Can pleurisy last for months after the pneumonia that caused it is gone?. Can't take nsaids to help it. Due to gut problem. Was told nsaids are bad

Pleuritic pain: You should not have this persistently after recovery from pneumonia. Something is wrong and you need to be seen by pulmonary expert or a thoracic surgeon and have this carefully evaluated. Could be persistent infection (have you been exposed to TB or fungal infection?), tumor, etc. Something is not right. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pneumonia and pleurisy 3 weeks ago. I still have minor pains in my chest & shortness of breath. Is it normal to last this long?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia and pleurisy 3 weeks ago.  I still have minor pains in my chest & shortness of breath.  Is it normal to last this long?

sometimes: I agree that's a long time. Have you stopped smoking 100% to allow full healing of your lungs and respiratory tract? Has fever resolved? Is your cough improved? If the answer to all 3 questions is "yes" - i'd give it more time. Otherwise, go back to your treating doc for another look. And please don't smoke anymore! ...Read more

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Chest hurts. Out of breath walking short distance. Do I have pneumonia or pleurisy?

Chest hurts. Out of breath walking short distance. Do I have pneumonia or pleurisy?

Unlikely: Shortness of breath on exertion with chest pains sounds more like a cardiac condition or copd. Pneumonia is characterized by coughing, sputum production, fever and sob at rest. Pleurisy causes chest pain on inspiration. I suggest you see your md immediately and get checked out. ...Read more

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Healthy 35 yr old. Had pneumonia in left lung and fluid in right in February. Xray showed clearing after 6 days. Right rib pressure is back. Pleurisy?

Mgt: I would advise checking your temperature and if it is 101 or higher a follow up appt is indicated. If there is pain particularly during inspiration, pleuritic inflammation may be one cause. A virtual appt is available online healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Have COPD & af, came out of hospital 7 weeks ago after spending 12 days in with pleurisy & pneumonia. Now feeling really unwell. Chest tightness & fever?

Have COPD & af, came out of hospital 7 weeks ago after spending 12 days in with pleurisy & pneumonia. Now feeling really unwell. Chest tightness & fever?

Sorry but go back!: Chest tightness and fever suggests resurgence of your infection or another concerning process. You need evaluated in the er where they can do imaging and bloodwork + ekg to be sure what is going on. Bring a book / activity. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more