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I was diagnosed with pleurisy on 03/18, but keep having

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Hello! I was diagnosed with pleurisy on 03/18, but keep having reoccurring pain flair ups. Had blood work done showing no troponin and chest x-ray showing no fluid or blockage. The pain has tapered off significantly since starting, but should it take this long/ should o give it some more tome
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Besides being fat, good otherwise. Walk 4 miles a day. Resting heart rate of 66 per my Fitbit.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I was diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver syndrome years ago. Last month I had one night of heavy drinking and that sent my pulse and pain back up significantly for a few days.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 months ago.

Pleurisy causes adhesions or scarring between the two layers of the pleura. The scar tissue can become painful off and on for almost 12 months. Though the pain intensity and frequency would gradually decrease significantly in due course of time. Deep breathing exercises and mild to moderate physical activity like brisk walking would help in early resolution.

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