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What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

What do peritonitis pleurisy and pericarditis have in common?

Inflammarion/ fluid: They all mean inflammation and often fluid accumulation in different bodily cavities (abdominal, chest and heart). ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

Are peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis all accompanied by pain?

EZ 4 U 2 SAY: The lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), lungs (pleura), and heart (pericardium) are all innervated with many nerve fibers. Therefore, anything that irritates these linings can cause severe pain. In contrat, many of the organs that reside in these cavities have very few pain fibers; the nerves are more responsible for organ function. ...Read more

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What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

What makes peritonitis, pleurisy, and pericarditis cause a great deal of pain?

Inflammation: All of the conditions are caused by inflammation. That means there is irritation of nerve endings leading to pain. Pleurisy is also called pleuritis. In medical terminology, the ending -itis means inflammation. ...Read more

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Do some research on pleurisy, peritonitis and pericarditis. What are these conditions and how do they affect homeostasis in the body?

Do some research on pleurisy, peritonitis and pericarditis. What are these conditions and how do they affect homeostasis in the body?

Inflammation: All these conditions share a common pathology: inflammation of covering layers of reesopective organs. Effects on homeostasis is too broad to answer here. Your question should be precise, not too broad. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pericarditis and pleurisy?

What's the difference between pericarditis and pleurisy?

Different organs: The pericardium is a membrane that surrounds and protects the heart. When it is inflammed, for example by infection, the condition is called 'pericarditis'. The pleura are two membranes that surround and protect the lungs. Inflammation of these structures is called 'pleuritis' or 'pleursy'. The two structures are close to eachother, so symptoms can overlap. ...Read more

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Pleurisy or pericarditis. How can you tell the difference?

Pleurisy or pericarditis. How can you tell the difference?

EKG: Pleurisy- inflammation of the lining of lung and pericarditis is inflammation of lining of heart.
Pericarditis is more severe and need medical attention.
Most of the cases of pleurisy subside with symptomatic management. ...Read more

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How can you tell if what you're feeling is pleurisy or pericarditis?

How can you tell if what you're feeling is pleurisy or pericarditis?

Let me help: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs. The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. This can cause severe sharp pain with inhalation. In pericarditis characteristic chest pain is often present. Which is relieved by sitting up and bending forward and worsened by lying down or inspiration. ...Read more

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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?

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

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SLE pt. Bouts of pleurisy and pericarditis. Dr says I am now low on IgG and IgA. IgM on lower side of norm. Low C3 for yrs. Norm for lupus?

SLE pt. Bouts of pleurisy and pericarditis. Dr says I am now low on IgG and IgA. IgM on lower side of norm. Low C3 for yrs. Norm for lupus?

Lupus: Low C3 is expected in lupus due to disease activity and consuming up complement proteins cascade, which C3 is one of these proteins, the low immunoglobulins can very well be secondary to the immuosuppressants you're on, please keep a close follow up with your doctor and possibly an immnologist input would help, up to your rheumatologist ...Read more

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Sle. History of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

Sle. History of pleurisy/effusion and pericarditis with serositis of liver etc. Now center to right chest pain on even mild exertion. Most likely cause?

More of same: Very likely sle related. Is the pain worse with a deep breath or cough? This is key! If so, it's more pleurisy or pericarditis. If not, it may well be muscular/arthritic/soft tissue inflammation from sle - check with your rheumatologist for addl treatment options. ...Read more

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Ct shows parenchymal scarring of both lung apex. Pleurisy/pericarditis this summer but pain never totally went away. Could this scarring cause pain?

Ct shows parenchymal scarring of both lung apex. Pleurisy/pericarditis this summer but pain never totally went away. Could this scarring cause pain?

Yes: You have multiple reasons for pain, since pleurisy and pericarditis can leave adhesions which can cause pain. The parenchymal scarring at the apex may be unrelated to your symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

Recovery time: The CRP and ESR are just general markers for inflammation and may not reflect local inflammation. In addition, even if the inflammation has stopped, the damaged tissue needs time to heal. ...Read more

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Hx of pericarditis and pleurisy, pleural effusion. Been sleeping in recliner x 1yr. Pain inc and feels like drowning when lie flat. Heart or lungs?

Hx of pericarditis and pleurisy, pleural effusion. Been sleeping in recliner x 1yr. Pain inc and feels like drowning when lie flat. Heart or lungs?

Cause of conditions: All three of these conditions are very serious. I would probably start by seeing an internal medicine doctor and & let him/her sort out what is going on and make any referrals that may be necessary.

If you are not in distress currently, call to make an urgent appointment in the morning. If you are in pain and /or short of breath, then call 911 and be taken to the emergency room now. ...Read more

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Is it pleurisy or pericarditis for chest pain in the center of sternum, below left breast. Normal 2decho jan2013, chest xray, 12lead ecg, threadmill test?

Describe the pain: How long have you had it? Is it the sequelae of a flu or cold you've had recently. If the pain increases with inspiration or coughing it is more likely musculoskeletal so costochondritis or pleuritic pain is most likely. See your doctor tomorrow. Those tests you're asking about are only necessary if more simple diagnostic steps haven't succeeded in identifying the problem. ...Read more

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What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

What do heart failure and pericarditis have in common?

Poor heart pumping: Pericarditis, by preventing the heart from moving properly, may result in worsening heart failure. This can be corrected by relieving fluid accumulation or, in some cases, by opening or removing the pericardium. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peritonitis?

What are common symptoms of peritonitis?

Pain: The irritation can be local and then become diffuse from appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis a, or perforated bowel or a variety of bacterial causes.
Ileus or stoppages of bowel motility can be associated with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

How common is peritonitis from mrsa?

Very rare: Mrsa is a skin flora mainly and unless your septic with it the cance of peritonitis is rare! ...Read more

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How common is pericarditis?

Not terribly common: Pericarditis is frequently caused by a virus. Sometimes it is the result of trauma or a heart attack. It can be very painful. It is often treated with antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

What are the most common symptoms of pericarditis?

Chest pain: Pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. When this occurs, the typical symptom is chest pain, which can change with change in position. It can also change with breathing or exertion. ...Read more

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9 yr old son w recurrent pericarditis+effusion & chronic erythema nodosum, ruled out common diseases. Meaning of CH50 High, CD19 High & CD 16/56 High?

9 yr old son w recurrent pericarditis+effusion & chronic erythema nodosum, ruled out common diseases. Meaning of CH50 High, CD19 High & CD 16/56 High?

White blood cells: White blood cells and inflammation. The CD designations are for surface proteins on white blood cells. In this case, B lymphocytes and NK cells, both of which are found in healthy immune responses. ...Read more

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Is there a possible connection between pericarditis and pinched nerve (s) in your back? Had peri 8 weeks ago and my back/rib cage still hurt pretty bad

Yes it is a possible: That there could be referred pain or that you may have some muscular pain or myalgias from your infection in that region. It could also be just muscular pain from being inactive while you were sick. The other remote possibility is that the infection may have spread to the spine if it was a bacterial infection so if the pain is increasing or persisting tell your physician. ...Read more

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Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Can you exercise with pleurisy?

Gently please: The benefits of regular exercise are many. Gentle exercise with pleurisy should be fine. Listen to your body, don't push it too hard, but definitely avoid being too sedentary. Yoga may be an excellent choice of exercise type while you are recovering. Resting well afterwards is equally important. ...Read more

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How long pleurisy takes to recover?

It's completely: Variable from person to person and depends on the underlying cause of the pleuracy (days to weeks to months). ...Read more

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What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

What are the safest home remedies for pleurisy?

Your car: Use it to drive to your doctor who can make sure your pleurisy is not a more serious problem. Once that is done, then use it to drive to the pharmacy to pick up some Ibuprofen or Aspirin for the pain. Sorry for the sarcasm, but "home remedies" should be reserved for things like colds, sore throats, mild headahces, bruises etc, pleurisy can be mild/self limited, but it can signify serious illness. ...Read more

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How can I treat pleurisy homeopathically? What is the best way?

Pleurisy: There is no way homeopathically can treat pleurisy as well as well established lung doctors. ...Read more

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Who knows about pericarditis?

I do: The sac-like covering around the heart (pericardium) becomes inflamed in pericarditis.
Pericarditis can be associated with diseases such as:
autoimmune disorders
cancer (including leukemia)
HIV infection and aids
hypothyroidism
kidney failure
rheumatic fever
tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Does pleurisy affect the shoulder?

Does pleurisy affect the shoulder?

Yes: Pleuritic pain (pain due to inflammation of pleura) can get transmitted to the shoulder tip sometimes if the diaphragm is involved. Sometimes the pain can be also transmitted to the shoulder blade. Pleura is the membranous covering of the lungs as well as the underside of the ribs. ...Read more

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Can you do anything while treating pericarditis?

Depends: Patient or surgeon? . .. If patient and being treated medically, usually no restrictions from activity. .. If surgically treated, then usually restricted from straining or strenuous activity, from heavy lifting, from driving while taking narcotics or having significant pain, and from bath tubs or pools until wounds have completely healed. .. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pleurisy & costoconditis?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
Costochondritis is a benign inflammation of the costal cartilage, which is a length of cartilage which connects each rib, except the eleventh and twelfth, to the sternum. It causes pain in the chest that can be reproduced by pressing on the ribs. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Does pleurisy be seen ob xrays?

Does pleurisy be seen ob xrays?

No: It is a clinical symptom/diagnosis but sometimes the cause can be seen on x-ray. ...Read more

Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition in which you experience an inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, holds it in place ...Read more


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