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Doctor insights on: Bloated Diaphragm Area

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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


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Headache, drained, cold and a cough when I cough my sides and diaphragm hurt. feeling really bloated and my stomachs hurts felt sick yesterday all day?

Headache, drained, cold and a cough when I cough my sides and diaphragm hurt. feeling really bloated and my stomachs hurts felt sick yesterday all day?

Did you have flushot: Your symptoms could be due to influenza or another viral illness. If so, you can expect improvement over a few days to a week. If not better in the expected time frame or if significant worsening you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp chest pains under left lower rib cage by diaphragm. Hurts more after sitting, or with full bladder. Bloated, with frequent smelly gas and urine.?

Sharp chest pains under left lower rib cage by diaphragm. Hurts more after sitting, or with full bladder. Bloated, with frequent smelly gas and urine.?

Needs evaluation: The symptoms of feeling bloated, having frequent malodorous gas, odiferous urine, added to pains in the lower rib cage . . . All mean that a primary care doctor needs to evaluate the situation. He may refer to a GI doctor if an abdominal problem such as gallstones, digestion problems, or a cancer is suspected. Depending on the situation, a lung, kidney, or heart doctor may also evaluate. ...Read more

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I'm 36. My medical history is normal. My chest-diaphragm area has been buzzing and "purring" for several days. My pulse is normal. What can this be?

I'm 36. My medical history is normal. My chest-diaphragm area has been buzzing and "purring" for several days. My pulse is normal. What can this be?

Not enough info: Need much more info to guess at a Dx, but I did find walking pneumonia flash across my mind. Because the chest hopuses such important organs, it might make sense to have an exam. I hope it's nothing serious, but you'll get it at a good early stage whatever it is! ...Read more

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What can cause the area around your diaphragm to hurt ?

Many possible causes: If you have sharp pain when you take a deep breath, you may have pleuritic chest pain. Some of the more common causes of this type of discomfort include pleurisy, or an inflammation of the lining of the lung, which may be caused by a viral infection. You may also have a musculoskeletal cause for your discomfort, such as inflammation of components of the rib cage(costochondritis). Hard to be sure. ...Read more

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Soreness in diaphragm area muscle pain or GI issues?

See below: It could be either---a doctor needs to exam in order to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Does polymyalgia rheumatica effect the diaphragm and rib area?

Possibly: Polymyalgia rheumatica most commonly affects the shoulder and neck area. After that it affects the hip girdle area. Many people describe pain throughout the whole body. It is not typical to have pain only in the chest area but that doesn't mean it's not possible. ...Read more