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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

Chest/rib aching on left side. Mid-back pain when bending. Ekg, chest xray, blood work clear. Overly sweaty sometimes (esp. Night). Er thought pleurisy but naproxen doesn't seem to help. Thoughts?

Nerve pain: The rib cage discomfort may be due to pressure on a nerve caused by a spur or disc in the midback spine. A deep breath can also pinch the intercostal nerve which runs between ribs. I recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who will order the appropriate images. ...Read more

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If your hurting below the shoulder blade could pleurisy?

If your hurting below the shoulder blade could pleurisy?

Yes: There are a number of potential cuases, pleurisy being among them. Consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate tests can determine the cause and give a person an idea about treatment alternatives. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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On meds for week and half, bronchitis and pleurisy, now getting sharp pains on right side of back and chest, what could this be?

On meds for week and half, bronchitis and pleurisy, now getting sharp pains on right side of back and chest, what could this be?

Pneumonia: The lining of the lung is the main part of the lung that can feel pain. What you describe sounds like worsening pneumonia that has spread to the edge of the lung near the areas that hurt. Fluid is likely to collect there and get infected. It is hard for the medicines given by mouth (or even by vein) to kill the germs in this fluid pocket. Talk to your doctor, as a chest xray will help show it. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy come back and can come back on both sides?

Can pleurisy come back and can come back on both sides?

Yes: Pleurisy is inflammation in the space between the lung and the chest wall. This is life altering and needs to be fully evaluated. Go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Can pleurisy discomfort/tightness come back suddenly after over a month being clear?

Can pleurisy discomfort/tightness come back suddenly after over a month being clear?

R/O PLEURITIS : PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. YES OT CAN RECURR. You may need a course of PREDNISONE. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy. Is intense pain in the upper back when pressing on your chest associated with pleurisy?

Other symptoms: Usually on only one side of the chest, extend to shoulder or abdomen.Worse when cough sneeze, or suddenly move.May ease with holding breath or pressing painful area. Costochondritis or inflammation of anterior rib endings sometimes can mimic pleuritis. ...Read more

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I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?

I have pain in upper rt shoulder, chest, neck & back. Exposed to mold. Pleurisy? Can mold exposure cause this? How is it tested?

Many answers: Mold exposure per se does not usually cause pain although allergic reaction or other immune responses may occur. If you have any nasal, eye, or respiratory symptoms from the exposure, you need to consult an allergist who can perform allergy skin testing or lung function testing on you. ...Read more

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Very sharp pain in upper back upon awakening. Gasp upon inhaling and moving. Painful. Progressing down back. Pleurisy?

Very sharp pain in upper back upon awakening. Gasp upon inhaling and moving. Painful. Progressing down back. Pleurisy?

likely thoracic spin: Common cause of this type of pain is flaring up of arthritis in thoracic spine. Imaging is needed. See your pcp and then he nay refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain ay my left side upper chest that hurts at my left lower shoulder blade as well. I know it's at my lung. Is it pleurisy?

Shoulder pain: Pleurisy typically hurts more with breathing. Pain with shoulder movement is more likely related to the muscles of the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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I startedwith extreme pain shooting from low shoulder blade to chest. On the secound day numbness developed w/ burning pain? Pleurisy? Maybe?

Pleurisy?: The pain due to pleurisy is worse on deep inhalation breathing.You may have musculoskeletal pain but if you are concerned about pleurisy see your doctor and he can examine you and order chest xray if he suspect pleurisy.On exam on auscultation you can hear a pleural rub most of the time and xray wil confirm it or rule out pleurisy.See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

I have pleurisy from my lupus in the morning my mouth is so dry that my tongue gets stuck to the back of my mouth and its painful is this a side affec?

Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, especially breathing problems, mouth breathing at night. You should have a complete evaluation to see what might help best. Treatment may be a mouth moisturizer or a humidifer at bedside. A breathing test for sleep apnea may be needed. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with pleurisy a little while back. Now got told have a sinus infection starting is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus?

Was diagnosed with pleurisy a little while back. Now got told have a sinus infection starting is it ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus?

Yes, may need AB: Pleurasy is inflammation of the Pleura; A covering of Lungs. It is painful with deep breathing. Sometimes you may have symptoms of Cough, Fever, Chest pain SOB. it can be managed with NSAID. Now if you are having Sinus infection, you can find Symptomatic relief with Tylenol (acetaminophen) Col-sinus. But may need antibiotic treatment ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more