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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 torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read more

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I'm am experiencing pain and spasms in the center (@ the V) of my diaphragm. The pain is also straight thru to my back. How can I get relief?

I'm am experiencing pain and spasms in the center (@ the V) of my diaphragm. The pain is also straight thru to my back. How can I get relief?

Ans: Well first you must find the cause. You need to give a good history. Such as. Are you a smoker? Any trauma to the area? How long has this been going on??? Start here. You a best to see your doctor for a good exam. Start there. Once the dismiss is made then treatment options are discussed ...Read more

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I'm having what feels like spasms/ contractions in the middle of my chest. Not sure if it's my stomach or diaphragm. It's really painful. What is it?

I'm having what feels like spasms/ contractions in the middle of my chest. Not sure if it's my stomach or diaphragm. It's really painful. What is it?

Likely esophageal: In your age group this most likely esophageal spasm (benign) occasionally mitral valve disease (prolapse) can cause this discomfort. At age 26. Not likely tone dstdiac ...Read more

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Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

Experiencing muscle spasms under left breast diaphragm area as well as tenderness in back of upper left back, with a lot of burping. Lung congestion to?

See your physician: Say "pain", not "muscle spasm"; you may unintentionally mislead your physician. Any upper abdominal pain with upper back pain radiation is suspicious for pancreatic pain. While it can be a benign gastroduodenitis, you must not miss a more serious diagnosis, like pancreatitis, or a duodenal ulcer penetrating into the head of the pancreas. See your physician. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

Back pain: Is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the Office and the Emergency room. With your pre-existing History of the Herniated discs, you are certainly more susceptible to pains in your back. See your Doctor and maybe a good Physical therapy program designed for you as well as some medications after a physical exam can be of benefit to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...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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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

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When should you remove the diaphragm?

When should you remove the diaphragm?

8 hrs: Leave the diaphragm in for 8 hours after intercourse. If you have sex again before the 8 hours is up, do not remove the diaphragm, but add more of the spermicidal jelly into the vagina. ...Read more

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Do I ever need to refit the diaphragm?

Do I ever need to refit the diaphragm?

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 more

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How does a diaphragm work in the body?

How does a diaphragm work in the body?

As a barrier: The diaphragm acts as a barrier to prevent sperm from getting into the uterus and joining with eggs to prevent pregnancy. Diaphragms should be used with a spermacide gel or cream to make them more effective. ...Read more

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How should I take care of the diaphragm?

How should I take care of the diaphragm?

Mild soap & Water: Generally washing with a pure soap (no fragrance) is enough. Periodically you can soak in alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to give it a good cleaning, maybe monthly. ...Read more

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Why does food get stuck in my diaphragm?

Why does food get stuck in my diaphragm?

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

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When do you need to get a new diaphragm?

When well used: When it is a couple years old, looks weathered, yellow or cracking. If it has dried up in a drawer for a couple years or if you left in your car in phoenix today (116 degrees). ...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