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Doctor insights on: Diaphragm Exercises

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What if I had a large bulge just under my diaphragm grapefruit size but is only visible when I exercise?

What if I had a large bulge just under my diaphragm   grapefruit size  but is only visible when I exercise?

Surgery before?: Have you had surgery before? What you describe sounds as though it could be a hernia in the abdominal wall, perhaps at the site of a previous scar such as an incision from gallbladder surgery. This would be called a ventral hernia. If it is painful, or you have nausea or vomiting, see your doctor at once. Otherwise, this can be evaluated at your next checkup. ...Read more

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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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I have congenital heart disease with a paralyzed diaphragm it is hard for me to breathe is there any exercise that could help me breathe better?

I have congenital heart disease with a paralyzed diaphragm it is hard for me to breathe is there any exercise that could help me breathe better?

Diaphragm pacing YES: There is such a thing as diaphragm pacing that you could ask about and is great in situations such as you're describing. ...Read more

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How can I remove the diaphragm?

How can I remove the diaphragm?

Pull it out: Diaphragms are easily removed by hooking your finger under the edge of the diaphragm and pulling it out. ...Read more

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How should I use the diaphragm?

How should I use the diaphragm?

Before intercourse: Use contraceptive jelly inside the diaphragm and around the rim. Place it before intercourse and leave it in until 6 hours after. Use more jelly in the vagina if you get inspired and have intercourse again but don't remove it to refresh the jelly. Take it out in the morning if you fall asleep. ...Read more

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Do all diaphragms work the same?

Yes: Diaphragms come in different sizes and have to be fitted by your doctor. ...Read more

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Tearing pain in diaphragm left side?

Tearing pain in diaphragm left side?

See a doctor: If the pain is that severe see your doctor asap or go to the emergency room. There can numerous causes, some of which can be a medial emergency. ...Read more