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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
Either: But clearly much more effective if used together. ...Read more
I am presently having this itching sensation just underneath my diaphragm. Please what can this be and what can I use to stop it?
Probably an allergy: Sounds like it could be an allergic reaction to something. Maybe the elastic in any garments that you wear that rub on this area. Is the area red or weeping? That also needs to be known. If the area is only slightly red or looks normal ask your pharmacist to recommend a cortisone like topical medicine to use. If no improvement in a couple of days consult with your physician. ...Read more
Muscles on chest: The main muscles of respiration are the diaphragm and rib muscles. When the body senses the need to breathe deeper or harder, the muscles attached to the clavicles and shoulders are recruited. This usually only happens in cases of respiratory distress. Also, you could consider the nostril muscles as accessory muscles as they flare in similar circumstances, trying to get more air into the lungs. ...Read more
Is a hiatal hernia the same as a diaphragmic hernia? My endoscopy results use both terms so i'm confused. Online it seems a diaphragm hernia is worse.
Same thing: There's a natural hole in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes to deliver food and drink to the stomach. When this hole stretches out, the stomach can go up in to the chest (herniate). Small amounts of stomach (small hernia) should be ignored. Large hernias are also called paraesophageal hernias, and should be considered for surgical repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Personal choice: Diaphragms, used properly, can be effective but require successful technique for insertion and the use of somewhat messy gels for the best effect. These are extra steps and not always readily available. Pills are not messy, easy to use, and always working. This is an easier although more expensive alternative. Most take the easy route. ...Read more
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