Top 20 Doctor insights on: Causes of elevated left hemidiaphragm
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?
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
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 shows elevated right hemidiaphragm with enlarged liver in 56yr old man. What conditions could cause this?
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
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
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
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?
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
I often get very sharp pains around my left temple that also causes dizziness. My BP is never elevated. What could be?
Unknown pain left abdomen below rib cage. Elevated liver enzymes for a couple months. Possible causes?
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?
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
Dr. Kim, I am a 51 y/o m average health with mild hypertension and elevated A1C. Recently I have been experiencing severe neck cramps when yawning, primarily left side proximal to jugular vein. My concern is circulatory as cramps can be caused by poor O2.
Issues: Both items indicate that you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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
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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