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... I talked to my doctor , he told me it could be a pleural friction , not to worry about . ... (0 replies)
... ray and a chest cat scan. Everything came back normal. He was baffled so sent me to a pulmonary specialist. The specialist said I have a pleural friction rub and that there is nothing wrong with my lungs. He did say that he's a little baffled by the fact that the rub hasn't gone away. ... (22 replies)
... ray and a CT scan of my chest. Everything came back normal so the pulmonary specialist said it is a pleural friction rub and was caused by a virus. He said it should eventually go away. Well, here it is 6 months later and I still have it. The specialist is stumped. ... (13 replies)

... I have had a pleural friction rub for almost two years!!! Mine doesn't cause any pain though. My pulmonary specialist said mine must be in an area that wouldn't cause pain. ... (4 replies)
... wrin, I found this message board doing a search on pleural friction rubs. I'm not sure if that's what I may have, but my curiosity was piqued when you gave advice to see the pulmonologist if the "rub" area became painful. ... (22 replies)
... Wrin, I forgot to tell you this. Did you know that a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis or lupus could be a pleural friction rub? ... (22 replies)
... I think your dr. is right on with it -- if it isn't causing you any pain or trouble then may as well leave it alone -- if it's already sat for a year and not done anything like get bigger or start hurting then I don't see any reason to continue firing at it with the anti-inflammatories or worry about it at all. Your pulm. specialist knows what he's doing :) I'm glad he's... (22 replies)
... d' and be done with it. I couldn't handle the not knowing so that's when he sent me on to the specialist and he's the one that took one listen and said, 'it's a pleural friction rub. ... (22 replies)
... ever. Some things might even CAUSE a rub. I have a friend who had a rather nasty pleural effusion after surgery for a burst appendix, and had to have a chest tube inserted. ... (22 replies)
Pulmonary Function
Feb 11, 2003
... You're the one I discussed my pleural friction rub with, weren't you. I spoke to the respirtory therapist today who was doing the pulmonary function test. ... (8 replies)
... with pleurisy, and will only show pleural effusion. My Dr. ... (8 replies)
... a bronchoscopy won't diagnose a problem with the pleural membrane because a bronchoscopy examines the inside of the lungs and a pleral friction rub is located outside of the lung. Dig? ... (13 replies)

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