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After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

Maybe: There are many causes of belly pain, some of which are simply annoying, others are deadly. Assuming your doctor did thorough interview & exam, if stomach acid seems to be most likely cause, then high dose omeprazole (Prilosec) can help determine if acid is to blame. If symptoms persist, then other causes should be investigated. Acidity usually affects only upper, central abdomen. ...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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Is the abdomen and/or diaphragm used during forced inspiration?

Is the abdomen and/or diaphragm used during forced inspiration?

Mostly diaphragm: The diaphragm is the primary driver of inspiration, whether it be typical passive inspiration or taking a deep breath. The chest wall help as well, to a less extent. ...Read more

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Pain on the left diaphragm and abdomen radiating to the left shoulder below the neck. What might the cause?

Pain on the left diaphragm and abdomen radiating to the left shoulder below the neck. What might the cause?

See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what i do.?

Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what i do.?

Many things: Your symptoms could be multiple problems. You should seek medical attention. The possibilities include but are not limited to gastritis, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, appendicitis, ect. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen. It occurs when i stretch it, press on it, and breath with diaphragm. It has been present since yesterday morning. Why?

Not sure: Could be muscle that is sore (working our?), but if it persists more than a few days, you should definitely have your doctor examine you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

What are the symptoms of a weak diaphragm? Is it possible hunching over the abdomen can force the diaphragm up, relieving shortness of breath?

Weak diaphragm: hello No. diaphragm supplied by phrenic nerve (C4) and is under autonomic control. No need to think breathing, you do automatically. There is no weakness of diaphragm.Either it works it it doesnt as in cervical spine injury at C4 level ( Christopher Reeves injury) If you bend and push abdominal contents into chest+ have restriction this gives lower O2 in the blood bec. less lung expansion.OK? ...Read more

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Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Severe pain starting from upper abdomen just above diaphragm and running down to intestine, Mostly comes at night. Gallbladder removed recently.

Spasm: you might be experiencing spasm in the bowel a condition called irritable bowel syndrome same time GERD and ulcer has to be ruled out need to avoid stress as much as possible.you need to regulate your bowels.you need to avoid late meals and snack specially chocolate,caffeine,mint,and spicy food you can take anti acid before going to bed and sleep with your head elevated and avoid tight cloth ...Read more

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Bowel perf. In June. chest X-ray elevated right diaphragm. Thought it was from free air in abdomen. Sniff test shows not improved. Any thoughts ?

 Bowel perf. In June. chest X-ray elevated right diaphragm. Thought it was from free air in abdomen. Sniff test shows not improved. Any thoughts ?

Diaphragm paralysis?: Hi, how did u perforate the bowel? Trauma? if that so, possibly you have damaged either the Diaphragm or Phrenic nerve which innervates the Diaphragm, which might have caused paralysis of the Diaphragm. If you have shortness of breath especially when lying down, you might want to see a Thoracic surgeon for possible repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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