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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the difference between pleural friction rub, pleuritic pain, pleuritis & pleural chest pain?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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