Top
20
Doctor insights on: Pleural Rub

Share
1

1
I'm experiencing pleural friction rub on my right side. I don't have any pain just the weird vibrating sensation when I breathe. How do I get rid?

I'm experiencing pleural friction rub on my right side. I don't have any pain just the weird vibrating sensation when I breathe. How do I get rid?

Friction rub: Hi Prios, this usually happens when you have fluid, inflammation, and sometimes scarring in your lungs. If it is after you have recovered from a viral illness or pna, then it usually goes away after a week or two. If this is new, and associated with new infectious symptoms, then you should see your doctor for an evaluation. A lung exam and a chest xray are the usual studies. Hope that helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?

Similar: Rub is the sound we hear when a stethoscope is placed on the chest. This is due to the two surfaces of pleura rub against each other when lacking in normally occurring lubricant fluid. Pleuritic pain/ pleural chest pain is due to inflammation of pleura. ...Read more

3

3
When hearing a pleural rub in child's r lung, what co occurring symptoms determine child should go to doc on wkend? [5yo trach, baseline: clear ls]

When hearing a pleural rub in child's r lung, what co occurring symptoms determine child should go to doc on wkend? [5yo trach, baseline: clear ls]

Fever, cough, pain: In a child who has a tracheostomy, hearing pleural rubs on the right would be particularly concerning as this is the most common place to get a pneumonia in such individuals. If they have a fever, new lung sounds, pain or a new productive cough, it would be wise to seek the help of a physician soon in the event antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Asthma since birth nw pain at lower left of chest CXR says pleural effusion in left lung night sweats recurring fever SOB red rash upper back male 31?

Asthma since birth nw pain at lower left of chest CXR says pleural effusion in left lung night sweats recurring fever SOB red rash upper back male 31?

Look into infection: With pleural effusion pain can occur until the effusion resolves. With your history of asthma, the possibility of infection is high. Your symptoms of fever and rash suggest seeking medical treatment is imperative. You may need antibiotic treatment for full resolution of symptoms. Also look into possible tuberculosis, or non infectious causes ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
31 m asthma since birth prematur born pleural effusion in left lung with SOB recurring fever night sweats red rash on chest n back? is it TB or what?

Possible: 31 yr old with fever night sweats and one sided effusion in an endemic area for tuberculosis (TB) is first consideration . Please see your doctor , even if it is , very curable great medications are available. ...Read more

6

6
What causes mild pleural thickening?

What causes mild pleural thickening?

Many things: Pleural thickening is usually noticed on a ct chest which was performed for other reasons. Different exposures such as asbestos, previous infections, surgeries, or previous pleural effusions can leave thickening. Obviously if there are any concerning features than it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

7

7
What is pleural malignancy?

What is pleural malignancy?

Mesothelioma: A nasty malignancy of the cells lining the chest (or abdominal) cavity, causes fluid build up, it is related to abestos exposure. Hard to detect early, few have good outlook with surgical removal. ...Read more

8

8
What's a pleural malignancy?

What's a pleural malignancy?

Cancer of the lining: The one we think of most is called mesothelioma. Other cancers can affect the pleural surface, however, a primary pleural malignancy would be a mesothelioma. Hope this helps. ...Read more

10

10
What is a 15 mm pleural-based nodule?

A nodule on pleura: This is what is says. A 15 mm nodule or mass seen to be on or closely associate withe the pleura or lining of the lung or chest wall. Ie it is not with in the lung itself. ...Read more

11

11
What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray?

What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray?

Inflammation: There is inflammation between the lung and the chest wall. It can be caused by infection - viral or bacterial or other inflammatory process. Blood clots in the lung and even cancer can cause this reaction but this is rare unless you are at specific risk. Either way you should have your xray repeated in about 2 months to see if it resolves. If painful or trouble breathing see MD promptly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can a patient suffering from pleural effussion work again?

Most likely: Yes. Need to sort out the cause of the effusion and make a treatment plan. Most etiologies and be treated successfully and lead to excellent functional recovery. ...Read more

14

14
Is pleurodesis for recurrent pleural effussion the best rx?

Sometimes: It can be effective, for large, recurrent and otherwise unresolvable effusions. Malignant with talc. Some others with other agents or mechanical with vats surgical. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray result?

What does right pleural reaction mean in chest x_ray result?

Inflammation: Pleural reaction means thickening or inflammation of the covering of your lung, also known as pleura. We see this finding on chest radiographs with pneumonia, effusion (fluid in lung) or other conditions. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
What structural damage do transudates create within pleural space?

Transudates: unlike Exudates are generally re absorbed by the body leaving NO permanent damage!...both are basically FLUIDS... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

17

17
In ur opinion, when should someone be worried about a pleural-based nodular? I have one that is 1cm and not happy with it, its claimed to be nothing

In ur opinion, when should someone be worried about a pleural-based nodular?  I have one that is 1cm and not happy with it, its claimed to be nothing

?Lung nodule: Lung nodules are very common, and can be very stress causing, as certainly you want to be sure it is not a cancerous lesion. In 2005, the Fleishner Society published recomendations for the mangament of certain nodules under a certain size. The attached link has the criteria that should be followed to monitor the area. Best wishes. http://www.med.umich.edu/rad/res/Fleischner-nodule.htm ...Read more

18

18
What does bilateral pleural thickening mean?

What does bilateral pleural thickening mean?

See below: Pleura is the lining of the lung. It usually is extremely thin. Occasionally, especially after an infection, it may appear thickened on an xray. Bilateral means on both lungs. ...Read more

19

19
Doc.What is benign pleural effussion?

Fluid next to lung: Fluid located between the ribs and lungs is called a pleural effusion. Benign means that the doctor thinks there are no cancer cells within the pleural fluid. Benign pleural effusions can occur with lung infection, heart failure and other conditions. Malignant pleural effusions are seen with lung cancer or other cancers that have spread to the pleural lining surrounding the lungs. ...Read more

20

20
Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?

Unusual: Local anesthetic used prior to inserting the pleural cath/neeedle/ less likely to be painful. However it is an invasive procedure with inherent risks. ...Read more