Pleural effusion is a medical condition where there is excessive accumulation of fluid inside the lungs. Pleura is a membrane that covers the outside the lungs and inside of the chest. It has excess production of fluid when it becomes inflamed or irritated. Some diseases can result in pleural effusion. They are pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. There is shortness of breath with chest pain. Taking antibiotics, diuretics, and removal of fluid helps to provide some relief.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have a stabbing pain in the chest while taking TB treatment with four types of drugs (DOTS) since one and a half months. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This pain can be due to fluid in the pleural space, due to pleurisy or due to a cardiac cause. I suggest you take tablet Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol), twice a day for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines wit... Read Full »