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... 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)
... 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)
... up. He heard a 'sound' in my back when I took deep breaths. He wasn't sure what it was so he referred me on to a pulmonary specialist. ... (13 replies)

... section. My issue is resolved after several months and several pulmonary visits and CT. Pleurisy was the cause for the noise. It was a friction rub and I was instructed to take advil a few times a day for a week. ... (4 replies)
Spirometry test
Oct 3, 2003
... ed me up and shipped me by ambulance to Grand Rapids, the Closest Large town with major medical facilitys. I went down, went through the scope process where they rub the lining and the lung surface and by scaring the two surfaces are bonded together. ... (5 replies)
... I have been told that I have pleural rub also. Mine is due to recurrent pulmonary embolisms. I urge you, if it hasnt been done already, to request a vq san. tis is the only accurate way of diagnosing pulmonary embolisms. ... (13 replies)
... I called my pulmonary specialist back again. It was just freaking me out too much that two other Docs heard the 'sound' and thought it might be something other than a rub. ... (22 replies)
... I did have an echo dopplar as well. Forgot to add that to my list. That was when my internist thought it was vascular and before he sent me to the pulmonary specialist. ... (22 replies)
... Q scan, or the more invasive cardiac catheterization, pulmonary angiogram, etc. ... (22 replies)
... I just heard on the news today of the reporter who died over in Iraq from a pulmonary embolism. Of course I had to look it up and in one part it mentioned that a small embolism could cause a rub. YIKES!!! Now I'm worried about that. ... (22 replies)
... through the computer and take a listen! LOL So are you saying, by your creak, creak, description of a rub that a rub can make a sound, pause and then make a sound, like mine does. That's why so many dr's have said its a blood flow or vascular 'thing. ... (22 replies)
... t I was satisfied with the specialists explanation until I have someone listen to it and they disagree with him. Didn't you tell me once before that sometimes a rub won't go away and will always be heard? ... (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. He told me the same thing my pulmonary specialist said and the same thing you said. ... (8 replies)
... The pleural rub thing, yes, it'll likely go away, and going away doesn't have to mean six months, either. ... (13 replies)
... wrin, thanks for your reply. The pulmonary specialist did say that since I am very thin that is why we may still hear it. He just said he's never had a patient with a rub that didn't eventually go away. ... (13 replies)




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