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When to Seek Medical Care for Pleurisy
Talk with your doctor about any chest pain that worries you. Many causes of chest pain are dangerous and even life-threatening.
You should almost always see a doctor for new chest pain, especially if you are very short of breath, have a high fever, or feel lightheaded or if the pain keeps you from moving around comfortably.
If you are in severe distress, call 911 immediately for ambulance transport to the nearest hospital's emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/29/2015
Christopher P Holstege, MD
Nathan P Charlton, MD
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