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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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