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Should I talk to my doctor about my pleurisy symptoms?

Yes, you should talk to your doctor about your pleurisy symptoms. You should talk to your doctor not only because the symptoms like persistent chest pain and shortness of breath are uncomfortable, but also because pleurisy is the complication of other medical conditions that can be very serious, such as infection, disease, and cancer. Untreated pleurisy may continue to worsen. If you have trouble breathing or your skin takes on a bluish tone, see a doctor right away.

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Is pleurisy known by any other names?
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Is pleurisy serious?
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