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Is pleurisy (liquid in lungs disease) test available?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Not liquid in lungs

Pleurisy is not liquid in lungs.
It is inflammation of the lung and chest wall lining. Now, many times, there is fluid around the lung because of the inflammation, but pleurisy is inflammation of the lung lining. The best test for pleurisy is your own feelings: whenever you breathe in, it hurts. That's the best test. Other tests, like xrays and stuff, frequently miss it.

In brief: Not liquid in lungs

Pleurisy is not liquid in lungs.
It is inflammation of the lung and chest wall lining. Now, many times, there is fluid around the lung because of the inflammation, but pleurisy is inflammation of the lung lining. The best test for pleurisy is your own feelings: whenever you breathe in, it hurts. That's the best test. Other tests, like xrays and stuff, frequently miss it.
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