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Is viral pericarditis contagious?

No: Not really as the virus which causes it might be it is unusual for pericarditis to always result as these are usually common cold viruses. ...Read more

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Is viral pericarditis contagious ? Once the fluid is removed through cath procedure will it reoccur?

Is viral pericarditis contagious ?
Once the fluid is removed through cath procedure will it reoccur?

Can be and maybe: Viral pericarditis is caused by an enteric viral illness which others may catch through oral/fecal contamination: kissing, sharing food utensils, etc. If the fluid is drained, it usually doesn't recur but sometimes it does and you must be watched for this complication. ...Read more

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Sob, dizzy, feet & hands tingling, bronchitis x 2 weeks ago. Urgent care last night said viral, pericarditis. Neck pain, feel faint. Albut barely helps?

Sob, dizzy, feet & hands tingling, bronchitis x 2 weeks ago. Urgent care last night said viral, pericarditis. Neck pain, feel faint. Albut barely helps?

You're ill: Viral illnesses must run their course. You're acutely ill right now. Go to bed. Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and raise your BP (low BP is contributing to your weak, dizzy, faint feeling). Eat salty foods. Rest. Be patient. If not improving in 5 days, be re-evaluated. You would do well to establish a relationship with a family doc and not use urgent care so you have continuity of care. ...Read more

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How long does it take viral pericarditis w/ pericardial effusion to go away. I'm taking .6 mg colchicine 1 daily and 200 mg ibuprofen 3x day?

Pericarditis: There is no firm time frame for resolution of this diagnosis. Most however will be significantly improved by a four to six week period. Some cases take longer and recurrence is not rare. ...Read more

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I may be pregnant but i've just gotten over viral pericarditis & i also have mobitz type 2 second degree av heart block, would this affect pregnancy?

I may be pregnant but i've just gotten over viral pericarditis & i also have mobitz type 2 second degree av heart block, would this affect pregnancy?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Yes: There are some other causes as well. Bacterial tuberculosis renal failure heart and lung diseases not all viral attacks are followed by pericarditis, but some are. ...Read more

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