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A 16-year-old female asked:

lately, my diaphragm has been hurting. it feels tender, and when i press on it, it feels painful. almost like a really bad bruise. why is this happeni?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possible gastritis: There may be gastritis which is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Peptic ulcer may also cause your symptoms. Follow a bland diet and take mylanta 1/2hour after meals and at bedtime. See your Physician if symptoms persist especially if you develop worsening and steady pain,vomiting,or passage of black stools.
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pain: You can not really press on your diaphragm, it is inside the body between the chest and abdomen. I assume you have pain along the lower chest/upper abdomen. Need more information about the site and duration, quality and and associated events happened. Have it examined by a physician so that appropriate, history and physical could be obtained for diagnosis and treatment.

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