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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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Pleurisy (Definition)

Pleurisy is inflammation in the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall. The main symptoms are chest pain associated with breathing. Treatments for pleurisy vary ...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?

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?

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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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