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Pleurisy symptoms and heartburn?

Can the sharp pain symptomatic of pleurisy be mistaken for heartburn? Is it a similar pain. Or can heartburn itself be a symptom of pleurisy?

6 Answers

  • VeeBee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    "Heart burn" can be experienced as chest pain. Pleuritic pain is can be felt sharply in the area of the lung where it is located. "Pleurisy, also known as pleuritis, is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs, which can cause painful respiration (also called pleuritic chest pain) and other symptoms. Pleurisy can be generated by a variety of infectious and non-infectious causes. The effects of pleurisy can often be felt long after the condition has gone away"

    "Chest pain caused by heart burn is accompanied by a burning sensation. Chest pain, pressure or tightness that is not accompanied by a burning sensation is cause for immediate medical attention. Whenever chest pain is involved it is best to use caution. Some people have confused the early symptoms of a heart attack with a heart burn symptom. Delaying seeking medical attention can be deadly. Any heart burn sign that occurs once or more per week should be evaluated by your physician. A heart burn symptom can be a symptom of another medical condition"

    Source(s): Wikipedia and respiratory practice,
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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Symptoms of a heart attack include: Angina: Chest pain or discomfort in the center of the chest; also described as a heaviness, tightness, pressure, aching, burning, numbness, fullness or squeezing feeling that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. It is sometimes mistakenly thought to be indigestion or heartburn. Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body including the arms, left shoulder, back, neck, jaw, or stomach Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath Sweating or ?cold sweat? Symptoms Area Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (may feel like ?heartburn?) Nausea or vomiting Light-headedness, dizziness, extreme weakness or anxiety Rapid or irregular heart beats

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I have suffered from severe G.I disorders. I had LGS and hiatal hernia.

    I was prescribed Lansoprazole which was brilliant but after two years of aching joints, extreme muscle pain which the doc gave me cortisone jags for, with some research I discovered the drug Lansoprazole was causing these rare side effects but it was I who diagnosed it NOT my doctor, I came off the drug 2 months ago, changed my diet and discovered just eating an apple stops any acid reflux, I eat an apple before bed, brilliant no acid, any time I feel the slightest sign of reflux I simply eat an apple.

    Apple juice is not that good nor is anything else I have tried including honey at stopping reflux.


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  • Bear
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If you have pleurisy,you will have pain in your back and have trouble breathing,accompanied by bad coughing.

    I had pleurisy for 5 years when I was younger.

    Heartburn is felt in the upper chest area,and can be relieved by various methods,from tthe Chemist or supermarket.

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