Posted 4/13/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -7)
I just wanted to say that I can "sort of relate". I have had bouts of Pleurisy off and on over the years but not chronically. I know that it is extremely painful at times. I was looking online for treatments and I found this:
In some cases of pleural effusion, you may need pleurodesis. During this procedure, a medicine is put into your chest cavity, which triggers an inflammatory reaction over the surface of the lung and inside the chest cavity. This in turn causes the surface of the lung to stick to the surface of the chest cavity, which prevents or reduces more fluid from building up.
Has the pulmonologist ever mentioned pleurodesis?