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Diaphragm Pain When Awakening
I have pain in left upper abdomen that feels better when i awake, it hurts as i start my daily activities or eat, what is this? Help!
That can be: Abea tough one. I would go with GI system. Are u still taking medicine for acid reflux? I would start there, making sure u are using a class of med called a proton pump inhibitor, like Omeprazole 40 mg. I would make appt but that's where my bet would b. If chest pain with exertion that's different, think cardiac in that case but overall u rva bit young 4 that issue. Gd luc. ...Read more
For past 6 mths or so I have a burning/stabbing /twisting pain in my left upper abdomen. It keeps me awake at night and little relieves it.
Should seek help: Any pain in abdomen which is lingering for more than one month requires a medical examination and further medical testing. If the pain wakes you up or keeps you up at night, it needs to be treated once the cause has been determined. Go see your PCP ASAP and do not delay it any more. ...Read more
I have a steady pain in my mid left abdomen. It hurts to the poke and is probably also causing me indigestion (kept me awake last night). ?
Several causes: Any severe and persistent abdominal pain should warrant same day evaluation by a physician. There can be several different causes for this problem (too many to list here), so i always encourage people to see their primary doctor or urgent care center for evaluation to make sure there is nothing more urgent. ...Read more
I have had pain in my lower right abdomen for 4 days. The pain keeps me awake & is worse when sitting, it's stings when standing. I'm bloated & sore?
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I have been having aching deep pains in my upper abdomen for some time now. I am sick at my stomach, headaches and always tired. Cant stay awake?
Pain: You may have an ulcer that could be bleeding, making you tired and causing headaches ...Read more
Lwr R abdomen+ lwr R back pain. Stomach pain just worsened. Cant move, keeping me awake. Chills, hot flashes,no fever, but nausea and vomiting. Help?!
Is someone with you?: If you are living at home with a family member or friend why not ask if they could take you to the closest urgent care center if your doctor's office is no longer open? Certainly stay as well hydrated as possible but taking small sips of water continuously or eating ice chips. You should be seen if symptoms don't get better quickly. ...Read more
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
Yes: In general after every pregnancy and if there is a substantial weight change. One might consider more effective alternatives as methods such as this which require patient participation are among the less reliable ones. In addition, there is some data to suggest that bladder infections may be more common in diaphragm users. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiatal hernia: Technically it is not stuck in your diaphragm but feels stuck in your diaphragm area...You could have reflux or narrowing of the esophagus or a hiatal hernia. I have had lots of success with acupuncture and chinese medicine getting food to move and digest. If you are in chronic discomfort then see your md as well. ...Read more
Convenience: The major disadvantage of the diaphragm is the inconvenience of having to puut it in before sexual activity. ...Read more
Shouldn't feel it: A diaphragm should fit so that is completely covers the cervix and tucks (witch hazel) behind the pubic bone. You shouldn't feel your diaphragm if it is correctly placed. This includes after squatting, sitting, or walking around. If it slips doing any of these things it is not correctly placed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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