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Doctor insights on: Pleurisy And Pregnancy

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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How painful is pleurisy?

How painful is pleurisy?

Pain: Pein is perceived. There is no scale to predict pain. Physicians would never tell you how you will experience pain. It is the other way around. You tell us your experience. ...Read more

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If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

If I have pleurisy can it reaccur?

Yes it can: Pleurisy is inflammation of which can occur due to multiple reasons eg viral, bacterial inf, collagen vascular diseases etc. ...Read more

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What happens is pleurisy is untreated?

Tincture of time +: Most cases of pleurisy are viral caused, so that time--usually under three weeks--will heal. Ice application alternating with heat may help. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxyn (aspirin related medication) will bring relief. If very severe--codeine. But if caused by infection, blood clot to the lung, traumatic bleeding, or immune reaction, must DX and rx specifically. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Why is it that I keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Many causes
tuberculosis.
Silicosis
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrois
malignant disease of lung

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What does it feel like to have pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("pleura") is irritated or infected. The pain comes from movement of the lung surface against the inside lining of the chest, so taking tiny breaths will cause less pain than taking big deep breaths. ...Read more

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Can you die from pleurisy if not treated?

No: It is just very painful. It should bentreatedbsonyou can take a full breath ...Read more

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What causes someone to keep getting pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy can be associated with pneumonia, but this is usually a one time event. Recurrent pleurisy without associated pneumonia can occur in autoimmune disorders like lupus. The same autoimmune mechanism can also affect the heart lining (pericardium) and cause pericarditis. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy and what are the symptoms of it?

See below: Pleurisy is inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest (the pleura) that leads to chest pain (usually sharp) when you take a breath or cough.
Pleurisy can cause fluid to collect inside the chest cavity. This can make breathing difficult and may cause the following symptoms:
•bluish skin color (cyanosis)

•coughing

shortness of breath

•rapid breathing (tachypnea). ...Read more

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Could you help me please! I think I have pleurisy?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is inflammation of covering of lungs which can be due to different reasons. History and examination by doctor would guide the treatment but in meantime pain relief can be taken.
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What is pleurisy and is it curable?

Tincture of time +: Most cases of pleurisy are viral caused, so that time--usually under three weeks--will heal. Ice application alternating with heat may help. Analgesics such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxyn (aspirin related medication) will bring relief. If very severe--codeine. But if caused by infection, blood clot to the lung, traumatic bleeding, or immune reaction, must DX and rx specifically. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillian used for pleurisy and sinusitis?

Is amoxicillian used for pleurisy and sinusitis?

Can be: Amoxicillin would be used for these conditions if an underlying bacterial infection is confirmed or at least suspected. Otherwise, Amoxicillin will not help these conditions in any way. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmune diseases, blood clots, and injuries. Treatments should be directed towards the underlying cause such as antibiotics for the bacterial infection. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs can help control the pain associated with it. ...Read more

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Could pleurisy cause a hoarse voice?

Depends on cause.: If pleurisy is fron an infection then yes. If from just some inflammatroy cause to the lung pleura then usually not. Need to see your doctor if voice is not better. There could be issues on the vocal cords. ...Read more

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Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

Generally not: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and many details of this are in prior answers. 'heartburn' is a layman's term of a sensation anywhere from the upper abdomen to the throat of a 'burning' or heat or acid taste. It is generally caused by acid or stomach contents returning into the esophagus, and the pain caused by it is not related to breathing, as is pleurisy. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would I see for pleurisy?

Primary or lung dr.: Pleurisy may develop when you have lung inflammation due to infections such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. This inflammation also causes the sharp chest pain of pleurisy. The key to treatment is identification of the cause. If your primary physician is unable to identify or treat the cause, referral to a lung specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

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