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Pericarditis Symptoms In Women
The heart (cardium) exists in a sac (like a zip lock bag) called the pericardium.
Irritation from viral or bacterial or TB infection, heart attack, rheumatic and other disease can cause irritation and pain of pericarditis.
Hear a rub, may feel a rubbing sensation.
Pain sometimes relieved by leaning forward.
Must be very uncomfortable
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Chest pain, fatigue: The usual symptoms of pericarditis include sharp chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and possibly exercise intolerance. If the process is acute, or sudden onset (often from an infectious etiology), you may also have signs of infection such as fever, headache, muscle aches/pains, etc. ...Read more
Chest pain: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. The causes are multiple, including viral, bacterial, post heart attack, etc. The principal symptom is chest pain, which can change with position. Treatment is to clear the underlying problem and control the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed and treated of pericarditis for about 5 years now but still symptoms keep reoccurring severely. I need help. Am just 32yr old.
Colchicine/NSAIDs: Recurrent and relapsing pericarditis can be a rare complication of initial viral pericarditis or a by-product f uto immune connective tissue disease. When it recurs over years imaging (such as a ct/echo) might show signs of developing calcification that can one day lead to constrictive pericarditis. Steroid use wary in pericarditis trt can predispose to later relapses. Colchicine/nsaid's help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean that my symptoms are suggestive of acute pericarditis? Is it really dangerous and should need a serious treatment or what?!
Hi. I'm a fairly healthy 31 year old female. I was told by a ER doc I have pericarditis and I was wondering if there is any activites I shouldn't do?
Trouble with breathing. I have very weird exhaling breathing sounds and trouble exhaling I am not sure what to do I am 21 years old, a female that is in the healthy weight range. I was diagnosed with pericarditis twice before.
What is the difference between the symptoms of pericarditis (that develops rapidly over the course of an hour) and a heart attack?
Different: Pericarditis is worse with deep breath/cough. It hurts to shake your chest like the slap of your foot on the pavement when walking. It's worse lying on your back & better sitting forward. Heart attack can mimic this because some heart attacks have associated pericarditis, but in general, they feel different: heart attack usually is a squeezing, tight central feeling without change for hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is mild abdominal pain a normal symptom of colchicine? I'm taking 0.6 mg daily for pericarditis, but I just took half dose due to abdominal pain.
Dx with pericarditis x 6 mo. Have chronic nausea. I looked it up and it is a symptom of pericarditis, but why would a heart issue cause nausea?
It won't: However, nausea is a common side effect of any of the meds you are currently taking. ...Read more
How can you differentiate pericarditis symptoms from just severe heartburn? Bad chest pain left side, worse when laying down and breathing in.
Sle patient. Diangosis with pleurisy and pericarditis. Very high CRP and sed rate but is now normal. If inflammation is norm why am I still having symptoms?
For 5 yrs I have been taken ibuprofen, prednisone, colchicine etc for pericarditis. There is no more effusion, echo&ekg r now normal but symptoms relapses?
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