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How Long Does Pericarditis Last
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2-4 weeks, less with anti-inflammatory treatment. Bacterial or fungal pericarditis is much more serious and can be life threatening (fortunately it is rather uncommon). Tuberculosis can cause pericarditis and can take months to resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Based on the cause and your personal recovery time. Your cardiologist is the best judge of these factors ...Read more
Not usually: Pericarditis is an inflammation of the lining around the heart. The risks are usually during the acute illness, and they include arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade and heart failure. It is highly unlikely that there would be any long term problems after recovery since pericarditis is usually a self limited illness and severe cases of pericarditis usually require removal of the pericardial lining. ...Read more
Pericarditis for 12years w/ pericardial effusions, but I have only had the classic symptom of pain when laying down once. That was w/ last flair. why?
Effusion: Subacute or chronic effusions are often painless ...Read more
How long does it take for a mod-large pericardial effusion to go away from pericarditis? Also why does pericardial effusion caused pain down left side
Doesnt go away w/o t: A pericardial effusion doesn't normally go away without treatment or drainage. Which to choose depends on the cause of the effusion (viral? Thyroid? Cancer?) How long treatment takes to get rid of the fluid (& the likelihood that it will come back) also depends on the cause. Talk to an experienced cardiologist for help if you don't have a diagnosis. Best of luck! Thanks for asking HealthTap! ...Read more
What is organizing fibrinous pericarditis diagnosis from tissue obtained during a pericardial window? What are the short term and long term implications?
Likely inflammatory: The most likely possibilities are viral, idiopathic (meaning we don't know), rheumatologic (ie lupus or rheumatoid arthritis), cancer or other infection. If it's not cancer, then it is most likely inflammatory. It should be treated with anti inflammatories and observation. It should be monitored long term by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had pericarditis back in September last year, I still have the odd pain in my chest and my right arm has started going dead lot, It is also painful?
ECHO: I suggest doing a Echocardiogram to follow up to make sure that there is no residual or accumulating pericardial effusion. Odd pains are some times common after an episode of pericarditis. Unclear why your R arm is going dead - could be positional... Have a doc check up to make sure that the blood flow in R arm is adequate and not compromised (can be done by comparing pulse in both arms) ...Read more
How long could it take for winded sensation from drained pericardial effusion/ pericarditis to resolve. Idiopathic taking colchine and indocine.
Is pericarditis seen on CTA? Also can pericarditis be caused by dental abscess? And if so, how long after dental abscess would symptoms occur?
Pericarditis: Pericarditis can be seen on CT scan imaging - actually just yesterday I saw a case. It depends to a large degree on the duration of symptoms, plus the organism involved (germ) and other factors. A dental abscess could pre-dispose to this because of possible bacteremia -or circulation of germs after a nasty infection. The length of time could be anywhere from a few days to weeks before onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have normal 2decho jan, 12 lead ecg, chest xray, how long would pleurisy or pericarditis take place or will it happen even normal test?
Pleurisy and...: Pericarditis don't always show up on tests you had. They are appropriate to start the eval. Mri may help if pericarditis is a concern. Relief of central chest pain while leaning forward suggests pericardial source. Pain with deep inspiration, especially in either chest region, suggests pleurisy. Pleurisy tends to resolve over a few weeks. Pericarditis is much less predictable. Other sources poss? ...Read more
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
I was in the hospital for severe chest pain & the doc said that it's probably pericarditis. I'm taking ibuprofen for it. How long does it take to heal?
Effusion drained 2 weeks ago. diangosis chronic and acute pericarditis. Still have lots of pain under left breast. Taking prescription how long until pain subsides?
Could pericarditis cause mild nausea and sweating? How long does it normally take for ibuprofen and colchine to start to kick in?
Fever in 2010. Antibioitics for few days (not long enough). Since then: idiopathic pain in ears/jaw, idiopathic pericarditis in 2013. Still tired/dizzy. Jaw/ears hurt mostly when i hav a cold. Lyme's?
Good thought : Reasonable to test for lyme. You may have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Other option is migraine or mono. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pericarditis: Pericarditis is inflammation of the tissue covering of the heart. It is commonly caused by viruses and sometimes other infections or inflammatory diseases. There are other causes also. The viral form generally goes away itself but can recur. Other forms may need special treatment like drainage of the pericardial sac to remove fluid if it interferes with heart function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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