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Doctor insights on: Pleurisy Symptoms

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Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

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

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Pleurisy is inflammation in the tissue that covers the lungs and chest wall. The main symptoms are chest pain associated with breathing. Treatments for pleurisy vary ...Read more


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Are symptoms for pleurisy different between kids and adults?

Are symptoms for pleurisy different between kids and adults?

Can be similar: Inflammation of the lining of the lung causes pain particularly during inspiration. Children may have more difficulty explaining the pain than adults. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pleurisy in your chest?

Pain: Typically pain when you take a deep breath. You may also have signs of an upper respiratory tract infection at the same time (cough, runny nose). ...Read more

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What are the healing signs and symptoms of pleurisy?

Pain Relief: As you recover from pleurisy your chest pain will decrease and you can take deeper breaths. Pleurisy may get better on its own or sometimes anti inflammatory medications are used. It averages 5 to 10 days to resolve in most cases. ...Read more

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Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

No, and yes.: No, because true pleurisy is an inflammation of the two linings surrounding the lungs (see prior) and sports should't cause this unless, perhaps, there is blunt trauma to the chest wall. However, the symptons of pleurisy, pain on breathing, could be caused by trauma or contusion of the chest wall or lung. Interestingly, a gas bubble caught under the diaphragm may cause pleuritic symptoms. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of pleurisy just like those of lung cancer?

Are symptoms of pleurisy just like those of lung cancer?

Pleurisy is pain: When taking a deep breath or coughing. While i agree with drs thompson & toloza, lung cancers can invade the chest wall and do this, but it is not common. Pleuritic pain is more common with infection (pneumonia & empyema) and large pulmonary embolus (blood clot to lung). ...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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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom if I got pleurisy?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom if I got pleurisy?

First diagnose: Pleurisy may be due to a viral infection, in which case the otc preparation you mentioned is fine. On the other hand if you actually have something more severe it may require a doctor's expertise to diagnose and treat appropriately. Need more info. ...Read more