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I have pain starting just under the diaphragm, what should I do?

I have pain starting just under the diaphragm, what should I do?

Epigastric pain: Most commonly, epigastric pain is the result of overeating, drinking alcohol while eating, or consuming greasy or spicy foods. Epigastric pain can be caused by digestive conditions such as acid reflux or lactose intolerance. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is another possible cause of epigastric pain. Inflammatory diseases or cancers affecting the gallbladder, pancreas or stomach are poss. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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What is the subdiaphragmatic or subphrenic?

What is the subdiaphragmatic or subphrenic?

Sub diaphragmatic: This is the area under the diaphragm, in the abdominal cavity. May be the space between the liver and diaphragm on the right and spleen on the left. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the diaphragm to become paralyzed?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes the diaphragm to become paralyzed?

Many things: Common reasons for paralysis of the diaphragm include interruption of the phrenic nerve due to trauma, invasion by tumor and vascular compression. Additional reasons include neurological diseases like ALS and ms as well as strokes. ...Read more

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I was prescribed hydroco 5-325 every 4 hrs as needed for an abscess tooth. I took one 2 hrs ago, and I'm still in agonizing pain. can I take another?

I was prescribed hydroco 5-325 every 4 hrs as needed for an abscess tooth. I took one 2 hrs ago, and I'm still in agonizing pain. can I take another?

Follow your Rx: It is important to follow your prescription as it was provided to you. If you feel like it is not adequate, I would contact your prescribing doctor. Although it is common to take 1-2 tablets of that dose every 4-6 hours, only your prescribing doctor, or someone that can act as one, should be providing you with advice to modify your prescription drugs. Consider a private consultation with MD. ...Read more

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I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried. How are these treated?

I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried.  How are these treated?

By draining it: If you have an abscess, the way to treat it is to have it drained. This is a very quick and easy procedure. The doctor will numb up your skin and use a sterile scalpel to open the abscess. Once it drains you will feel 100% better! Please don't wait and suffer. It will only get worse and more painful. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more