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Pleuritic chest pain

Pleuritic chest pain: Introduction

Any type of chest discomfort or chest pain, with or without breathing difficulty, is a serious symptom that's likely to put you first in the queue at the Emergency Room. The main concern is, of course, heart attack, but there are also various other dangerous conditions that can cause severe symptoms such as chest pain or breathing difficulty. Refer to the causes of chest pain or the causes of breathing difficulty. These symptoms need to be diagnosed immediately by a medical professional because they can represent a life-threatening emergency....more »

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Causes of Pleuritic chest pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Pleuritic chest pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Pleuritic chest pain

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Causes of Types of Pleuritic chest pain:

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Pleuritic chest pain: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Pleuritic chest pain

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Diagnostic tests for Pleuritic chest pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Pleuritic chest pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect sputum if present for color and consistency if possible
    • Blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature. Temperature may be elevated in pneumonia, pericarditis, lung cancer, lung infarction or pleural cancer
    • Examine lymph nodes looking for enlarged cervical or Axillary lymph nodes which may indicate lung cancer
    • Examine for Horner's syndrome - e.g. dilated pupil and drooping of the upper eyelid which may indicate lung cancer.
    • Feel and inspect chest wall for evidence of tenderness indicating a possible rib fracture
  • more tests...»

Pleuritic chest pain: Animations

Pleuritic chest pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Pleuritic chest pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pleuritic chest pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Pleuritic chest pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Pleuritic chest pain

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any unexplained heart rhythm...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin...read more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of...read more »

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Pleuritic chest pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Pleuritic chest pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Pleuritic chest pain:

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Detailed list of causes of Pleuritic chest pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Pleuritic chest pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Pleuritic chest pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pleuritic chest pain. Of the 25 causes of Pleuritic chest pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pleuritic chest pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Pleuritic chest pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Lupus ... intermittent abdominal pleuritic pain, Pleuritic chest pain

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Causes of Pleuritic chest pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Pleuritic chest pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

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    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Pleuritic chest pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Pleuritic chest pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Pleuritic chest pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Pleuritic chest pain:

    Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Chest pain (1053 causes), Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Pleuritic chest pain:

    Chest pain (1053 causes), Lung pain, Cough (1407 causes), Abdominal pain (2568 causes), Pneumonia (241 causes), Pulmonary embolism (28 causes), Pneumothorax (61 causes), Pericarditis (84 causes), Connective tissue disease, SLE (14 causes), Lung cancer (29 causes), Pleural tumor, Diaphragm disorder

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