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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

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Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
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Inflammation Of Lining Of The Heart (Definition)

You are describing pericarditis, an inflammation of the tissue sac surrounding the heart. It typically causes pain in the chest and sometimes radiates to the side of the neck and back. It can be accompanied by fever, rapid heartbeat, a characteristic "rub" heard with a stethoscope, and characteristic abnormalities on an electrocardiogram. It can be caused by a virus, ...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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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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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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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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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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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?

Limited: Pericarditis and pleurisy usually resolve in a few weeks although this may vary depending on cause and treatment. The pain however may become more chronic or recurrent in some patients. Echocardiogram, cxr and/or ECG may be normal depending on cause and severity. ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is ...Read more


Dr. Deborah Wong
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Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

An infection of the abdominal lining is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of the lining of the inside of the belly. Common symptoms may include abdominal pain, ...Read more