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CXray was normal, Pulm Doc said there was some gas under diaphragm. I do get what seems to be gas pains which I'm treating. Can u see gas on CXray?

CXray was normal, Pulm Doc said there was some gas under diaphragm. I do get what seems to be gas pains which I'm treating. Can u see gas on CXray?

Yes.: X-rays show anatomy and problems based on density. Bones are dense and show up white on X-ray. A metal object is even denser and can be seen if one is there. Gas is not dense and shows up as black areas, whether in the lungs, or under the diaphragm. Tissues of in-between density will be in-between in color. ...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


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Hi.. I suffer from chronic bloating and gas . I then discovered that I have a small diaphragm tear. Can this be the cause and is surgery needed?

Hi.. I  suffer from chronic bloating and gas . I then discovered that I have a small diaphragm tear. Can this be the cause and is surgery needed?

Depends on size: And location of diaphragmatic defect. If it is large and located in left side, yes, surgery might be necessary. Consult with a surgeon for specific advice in your case. ...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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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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What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a good form of barrier contraception. Advantages include: no hormones, effective (90%), reusable, safe, inexpensive, reversible, decreases risk of some sexually transmitted diseases, patient controlled and not an abortifacient. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of using the diaphragm?

Convenience: The major disadvantage of the diaphragm is the inconvenience of having to puut it in before sexual activity. ...Read more

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How to breathe from your diaphragm?

How to breathe from your diaphragm?

Breath down...: Diaphragm is big muscle between chest and abdomen.Helps us breath. Singers breath more to upper chest and dancers low under diaphragm " to the belly" It helps strengthen core for balance. If you relax and place your hand over stomach- try relax shoulder - deep breath by nose as pushing against your hand. You should feel muscle extending and strengthening . Excellent exercise . Try dance' ( Tango) ...Read more

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Could the diaphragm cause infections

Could the diaphragm cause infections

Yes: However, it is more likely to cause irritation from either rubbing or from the spermicide. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more