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Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Can pleural effusion and atelectasis post pneumonia cause pain in ribs and back?

Yes: The presence of pleural fluid indicates involvement of the pleura - inflammation there (commonly called pleurisy) can accompany pneumonia and is painful with inspiration or cough. NSAIDs, (like ibuprofen) are often very effective for this type of pain. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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I have bad left under arm rib pain for past 5 days I was seen at hospital for pneumonia and cough but never treated to the rib pain what could it be?

I have bad left under arm rib pain for past 5 days I was seen at hospital for pneumonia and cough  but never treated to the rib pain what could it be?

Sprained muscle: Most likely you pulled or sprained a muscle while coughing. Some patients have been known to break ribs with a severe cough. I assume they did X-Rays already. I would avoid any heavy lifting with the left arm and mild pain relievers. It should get better by itself ...Read more

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Igg 1710 ESR 29 ANA 1:160, low vit. D, rib pain in lower ribs, dr said pneumonia antibody low. Urine protein 24 hour was 65 blood prtein 7.8 calcium9.8 WBC 7.06, platlets 284 scared! only 26 yrs old?

Igg 1710 ESR 29 ANA 1:160, low vit. D, rib pain in lower ribs, dr said pneumonia antibody low. Urine protein 24 hour was 65 blood prtein 7.8 calcium9.8 WBC 7.06, platlets 284 scared! only 26 yrs old?

See a rheumatologist: A single elevated ESR is not concerning but if it remains elevated for several months, there may be some underlying systemic inflammation that could indicate an early rheumatologic disease such as sjögren's syndrome. High igg and total protein can definitely be part of sjögren's syndrome. ANA titer of 1:160 not concerning unless ANA panel antibodies are also positive like ssa and/or ssb antibody. ...Read more

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Pneumonia 7 weeks ago. Have small inflammation lower lungs, pain in ribs. Using spirometer seems to help. Anything else I can do to help heal?

Pneumonia 7 weeks ago. Have small inflammation lower lungs, pain in ribs. Using spirometer seems to help. Anything else I can do to help heal?

Pneumonia: First....finish the complete prescription of the antibiotic your on even if you feel much better. The incentive spirometer is very very important. It helps you open alveoli that may have been effected by the infection and filled with fluid. Its a very good prognostic indicator of recovery. We often do pulmonary percussive technique in the hospital with patients to help mobilize sections. ...Read more

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If your coughing to the point that your ribs hurt can that be pneumonia?

If your coughing to the point that your ribs hurt can that be pneumonia?

Pneumonia: There is that potential, but you need not have pneumonia to be coughing sufficiently severely to strain the muscles between the ribs, producing pain. See your doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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My dr said I have costochondritis. The pain is in my ribs both sides under breasts toward sides pain when pushed on. Had pneumonia. How long lasting?

My dr said I have costochondritis. The pain is in my ribs both sides under breasts toward sides pain when pushed on. Had pneumonia. How long lasting?

Highly annoying...: For its discomfort, how it jabs you worse when "need to breathe, " and (unfortunately) how it can last anywhere 2-6 weeks...Very hard to predict. Hopefully the NSAID they provided for you is working--ibuprofen or naprosyn often helps make it manageable. ...Read more

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