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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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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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How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

It depends: There are many technical components and individual variations to take into consideration. Initial discomfort may be over in 1-2 wks if done via scope, 4-6 wks for open. However, optimal healing stability is around 3 months - longer if you have complications or comorbidities. ...Read more

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Can I wear my diaphragm every day? And just take it out when I shower? Will I get TSS from doing this?

Can I wear my diaphragm every day? And just take it out when I shower? Will I get TSS from doing this?

No: Diaphragm is not likely to cause TSS. You may need to be concerned about other infections like yeast from keeping the diaphragm in for a long time. You can try it, May I add that it is more effective if you use the diaphragm with a spermicidal and using that every day and leaving it in all day may not be a good thing. You may want your partner(s) to wear condom to prevent infections. ...Read more

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After i eat i get pain in my diaphragm area and i get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?

After i eat i get pain in my diaphragm area and i get a slight choking feeling and feel like I have to take  a deep breath doc says not GERD any idea?

Maybe hernia: Large hiatal hernias, also called paraesophageal hernias can cause symptoms like this. This is typically and most easily diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study. See your primary care provider to find out more. Hope this helps! ...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