Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of elevated left hemidiaphragm

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I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

I have a atelectasis at the lung bases bilaterally and it appears to be a slight elevation of the left hemidiaphragm what does this mean?

Lung doc: You want to see your lung doc. Ask about a test about your diaphragm, such as ultrasound and real diaphragmatic movements, or fluoroscopy. Also discuss testing such as ultrasound, CT, MRI for the abdomen and the chest.

You may also need pulmonary function testing. Ask your lung doc and good luck! ...Read more

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CT scan showed 0.7cm sub pleural noncalcified nodule along left hemidiaphragm. Should I monitor with normal CTs in 2-3 months or PET scan now?

CT scan showed 0.7cm sub pleural noncalcified nodule along left hemidiaphragm. Should I monitor with normal CTs in 2-3 months or PET scan now?

PET/CT: I favor a PET/CT in view of its sensitivity. The nodule is large enough for modern scanners to detect any increase in activity. Also the entire body can be checked for any abnormal activity. Best wishes ...Read more

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Ct scan shows elevated right hemidiaphragm with enlarged liver in 56yr old man. What conditions could cause this?

Ct scan shows elevated right hemidiaphragm with enlarged liver in 56yr old man. What conditions could cause this?

Enlarged liver: Any condition causing liver enlargement can cause diaphragmatic elevation. Liver enlargement can happen from irritation from alcohol, infection, tumors etc, each one of these could be from different causes too. ...Read more

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Hemidiaphragm right pleura they said mild elevation shouldi worry about it?

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Hemidiaphragm right pleura they said mild elevation shouldi worry about it?

No worries: Normal finding as the liver sits just below the right diaphragm and pushes it up a little which is noticeable on radiography. ...Read more

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What is chronic crowding of the lung markings and mild asymmetric elevation of the right hemidiaphragm?

What is chronic crowding of the lung markings and mild asymmetric elevation of the right hemidiaphragm?

Lung problem: You have a lung problem that can be from many causes. What does your Dr. Say? ...Read more

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Had sharp pains in my chest. Rushed to er, low pulse reading, no oxygen. X ray done an found slight right hemidiaphragm elevation. Help?

Had sharp pains in my chest. Rushed to er, low pulse reading, no oxygen. X ray done an found slight right hemidiaphragm elevation. Help?

Nonspecific: Can suggest an enlarged liver, reduced volume in that lung, an incomplete inspiration, etc........By itself, even with your history, does not add much / point to a clear answer. Likely chest wall (musculoskeletal) or pleuritic given your age. Nsaid for few days should reduce and/or eliminate symptoms. If not, should follow up with primary doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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74yr old male. Non smoker. My past chest x-rays normal. Last May, s lung x-ray showed hyperinflated & flattening of hemidiaphragms. My doctor didn, t?

74yr old male. Non smoker. My past chest x-rays normal. Last May, s lung x-ray showed hyperinflated & flattening of hemidiaphragms. My doctor didn, t?

Mgt: A virtual consult and uploading the report may be helpful to you and your physician.
From your description, air trapping and obstructive pulmonary conditions, such as asthma can be considered. ...Read more

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I have six pack abs and my right side is more elevated than the left. What causes this and how can I fix it?

I have six pack abs and my right side is more elevated than the left. What causes this and how can I fix it?

Six pack: Let a doctor look at you. You obviously look at you physic a lot, and pay attention to every muscle in your body. Body is never the same on both side, similar but never exactly the same. ...Read more

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I often get very sharp pains around my left temple that also causes dizziness. My BP is never elevated. What could be?

I often get very sharp pains around my left temple that also causes dizziness. My BP is never elevated. What could be?

How old: There is a condition called temporal arteritis that can be serious. I would see a doc asap. Check esr, a blood test. ...Read more

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What could cause peak systolic velocity of right internal carotid artery to be elevated to 130cm/s but no elevation in left ica & no stenosis found?

What could cause peak systolic velocity of right internal carotid artery to be elevated to 130cm/s but no elevation in left ica & no stenosis found?

Peak velocity: Sometimes what is being recorded is not the velocity in the internal carotid but an adjacent artery such as external carotid. This could also be related to high flow situations or other technical factors. ...Read more

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Amylase and lipase both slightly elevated. Left shift seen on cbc. (h neut. L. Lymp) eating =adrenaline surges, dizzy, elev. Hr, hypogly symp cause?

Amylase and lipase both slightly elevated. Left shift seen on cbc. (h neut. L. Lymp) eating =adrenaline surges, dizzy, elev. Hr, hypogly symp cause?

Too complicated: Don't make too much of the symptoms as presented. Not sure these things are related. Cysts are interesting but may be benign, BP seems to display normal variation. Would have to see hypoglycemia to believe it. All in all you will likely need a local doc to put this all together in a coherent picture. May represent anxiety. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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What's most likely causes of pain in left side?

Depends: Pain of the torso may be related to conditions involving internal organs or it may be musculoskeletal in origin. The question is too general to be more exact. ...Read more

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What's most likely causes for pain in left side?

What's most likely causes for pain in left side?

Organ or musculo -sk: This question is too general to provide a specific answer. Pain of the lateral torso is often related to musculoskeletal pain or due to problems with internal organs. ...Read more

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What causes coughing when lying on the left side?

What causes coughing when lying on the left side?

Interesting: That is quite interesting.

Thorough history and physical exam by doc is next. ...Read more

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What causes darts of pain on left lower side of body?

What causes darts of pain on left lower side of body?

Hard to say: Pain is a very subjective problem, as well as a common one. To give a good answer more information is needed:what does "darts" mean? How long does it last? Where does it go? How severe? What does it limit you doing? Any medical conditions or past surgeries? How old are you? What gender? And so on. A common problem causing pain in the left lower side is diverticulitis, but ovaries, and kidneys are there too. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain on the upper left side?

What could be the cause of pain on the upper left side?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower left back. What could be the cause?

I have a pain in my lower left back. What could be the cause?

LBP: Typically this localised pain is due to sprain of sacroiliac joint. An x-ray of this area can be helpful to diagnose the condition. ...Read more