I had pneumonia, pleurisy,pain doesn’t go away?

i had pneumonia when I was 16 and it was a bacterial infection I was in a lot of pain but we manage to catch it just in seconds. but my pain never went away and I’VE never had the same body type as I did before and I am now 18 I still get pain down my sides and stabs in my chest and I’ve had lots of x rays and all sorts of test. This year 2016 I got pleurisy again where the pain came back stronger and all the same aches and symptoms again where I was prescribed as antibiotics again it went away within in 1-2 weeks after that but then I got it again for second time this year with all the same pain it keeps going back and fourth onto my sides and sometimes affects both but no pain every goes away iv’e seen doctor at hositpal and have had lots of x ray but even they don’t know what it is because it only came out unclear the first time ever other ultra scan or x ray was clear so I don’t understand why I’ still suffering and got this pain please HELP!


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

This rate of pleurisy recurrence suggest immune disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis , and sarcoidosis
Or your bacterial infection was never completely treated as some times infection tends to be contained in a fibrous cavity causing recurrence
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
The pain is usual with pleurisy and pleural effusion..
You must get a full course antibiotics and finish it ..check
Your x ray for pleural effusion with a specialist…

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
it seems to be a incompletely treated infection and a lowered immunity.
get chest xray done to see for any remnant infection.
broad spectrum antibiotics and protein supplements will be helpful.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
GET CHEST XRAY DONE. PLEURAL TAPPING SHOULD BE DONE UNDER USG GUIDANCE AND SEND THE ASPIRATED FLUID FOR CULTURE AND TO SEE FOR ANY PRESENCE OF ORGANISMS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
such high recurrence rates are suggestive of an unresolving underlying pathology. a detailed blood examination should be done. spirometry should be done to see for any loss of lung function

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