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Sharp pain diaphragm

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go to ER: Difficult to suggest anything except -get to medical care fast to prevent further pain.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Possible: Sounds like it could be an ulcer issue, but check with your doctor to be sure.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the large muscle that sits at the top of the abdomen that contracts to keep your lungs breathing. Spasms of this muscle can be very ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Pain in abdomen : Physically the stomach, pancreas , colon , liver , gall bladder are all there. "intense sharp pain" from any of these. This is best answered with an ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
If you had been coughing a lot before that happened you might have some injury to the chest wall structure such as rib or costochondral joint, not the... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 19 years experience
Neither: A pain that lasts a second like that and is sharp isnt a heart attack or ulcer.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: Pleurisy, musculoskeletal. Have your doctor exclude more serious things such as problems with spleen, kidney, distal pancreas, colon. Also exclude pne... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Musculoligamentous: Most likely, at your age, it is musculoligamentouss (muscle/ligament); however, other more serious causes can be a source. If this has persisted grea... Read More

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