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Will doing a lot of sports cause symptoms of pleurisy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

An athlete does not get pleurisy from working out or engaging in high level activity.
You get it as part of an infection or response to incidental trauma. Some sports have a higher rate of incidental trauma than others, but the same injury occurs in couch potatoes.

In brief: No

An athlete does not get pleurisy from working out or engaging in high level activity.
You get it as part of an infection or response to incidental trauma. Some sports have a higher rate of incidental trauma than others, but the same injury occurs in couch potatoes.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, not typically.
Pleurisy is an inflammatory condition of the pleura, which is the lining of the lung.

In brief: No

No, not typically.
Pleurisy is an inflammatory condition of the pleura, which is the lining of the lung.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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