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Polymyalgia diaphragm rib

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 16 years experience
Possibly: Polymyalgia rheumatica most commonly affects the shoulder and neck area. After that it affects the hip girdle area. Many people describe pain througho... Read More
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
PR and diaphgram: Not usually - mainly shoulder and neck and then hips, also any muscle can be painful - mainly skeletal muscle.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Rib pain: Likely reflux , see if antacids/ Zantac (ranitidine) have an impact. May also be gas ( try simethicone), constipation( try milk of magnesia), costocho... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 17 years experience
Changes volumes: Human lungs breathe via negative pressure - the diaphragm and if needed the accessory muscles of respiration (intercostal rib muscles, scalenes etc) d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
?pneumonia: Could be a lung infection like pneumonia. I would see your physician immediately to have this diagnosed and treated properly. Good luck
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Diaphragm mass: that mass is called your xyphoid process (small bone just distal to your sternum - totally normal finding) - flutters probably small muscle spasm - go... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
This would be hyperv: -entilation, ,it would result in lower CO2, which leads 2 molecular exchanges that result in a person to loose consciousness.
A female asked:
Dr. James Bucci
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Breathing difficulty: You should go to the emergency department since you are having breathing problems. the tightness could be muscles because of your breathing or someth... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Neither: A pain that lasts a second like that and is sharp isnt a heart attack or ulcer.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Gall bladder?: Pain under the right ribs is usually gall bladder or liver. Does eating seem to worsen the pain at all? Certain types of foods make it worse? Any r... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Spasm: Sharp pain under the rib cage while exercising is consistent with spasm of the diaphragm. Sometimes massaging the area relieves some of the discomfort... Read More

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