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Pleurisy Back Pain
I have a history of pleurisy. Since yesterday I've had pain in chest & shoulder/back on deep inspiration. Can the shoulder/back pain be pleurisy too?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
2 weeks ago i was diagnosed with pleurisy and was feeling better. Yesterday i started hurting again should I go back to see a dr again?
Yes: This should not reoccur. More testing needed. ...Read more
Mom 79 yrs old had pneu been out of hosp 1 week back in with pleurisy pneu. 4 days still in pain-should their be
another MRI or fluid draining?
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