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Polymyalgia Diaphragm Rib
Tell us more: About you symptoms to help answer that for you. Thanks! ...Read more
Rib pain: Likely reflux, see if antacids/ Zantac (ranitidine) have an impact. May also be gas (try simethicone), constipation (try milk of magnesia), costochondritis, possible gallstones though usually right sided, or cardiac, though t less common in a 38 year old female. Follow up with doc ...Read more
Constricted breathing from musculoskeletal tension. When breathing deeply through my diaphragm it feels like my rib cage won't expand fully.
In the best case scenario, it is likely a muscle strain to the ribs.
In rare instances, decreased diaphragm excursion may be associated with a rheumatologic condition called ankylosing spondylitis.
If you have increase musculoskeletal issues, consider eval by a physician as discuss possible lab tests for ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more
Changes volumes: Human lungs breathe via negative pressure - the diaphragm and if needed the accessory muscles of respiration (intercostal rib muscles, scalenes etc) deform to increase the intrathoracic volume - the lungs expand and you take a breath. Passively relaxing these muscles allow exhalation. You can also force your breath out actively but this is not normally necessary. ...Read more
I've been having constant pain in my upper left ribs, right under my bra. This is sometimes accompanied by pain across my diaphragm and nausea.?
See your doctor.: It's my job to think, "what's the most serious thing this could be? " and with these symptoms, it could be heart disease. Women's heart disease symptoms can be hard to sort out; they're different from the "elephant on the chest" that men describe. I've had women in my practice experience forearm pain, jaw pain, or even the sensation of a bra that's too tight. It may be your gall bladder, but check! ...Read more
Hi I have had pain since thursday in my chest and ribs and diaphragm I have a cough finding it hard to bring phlegm up worse lying down what is this?
What would happen in the blood as a result of an increased contraction rate of the diaphragm and rib cage muscles?
Having mild bronchitis, breathing difficulty, pain on both sides (front and back) rib cage level. Now tightness around diaphragm area.
Breathing difficulty: You should go to the emergency department since you are having breathing problems. The tightness could be muscles because of your breathing or something else ...Read more
Have a bad back/neck but worried as stiff ribs/diaphragm causing SOB. Can move all other body parts. Is this muscle skeletal, phrenic nerve, other?
SOB: Hi SoniaJ155, it really depends what has caused the sore ribs, bad back. If you have had a recent trauma, inflammation of the ribs can cause them to be sore. It can also hurt with inspiration thus causing SOB. Phrenic nerve palsy is not that common, but if you have had trauma to your neck, then injury is possible. A 'sniff' test can be ordered by your doctor to test your diaphragm. Hope that helps ...Read more
Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?
Good afternoon, I ran a race yesterday and experienced a sharp pain under left rib. It didn't go away for about 5kms. Ran this morning and That region was swollen and sore. The last month I've had more acid re-flux and the discomfort in diaphragm?
Spasm: Sharp pain under the rib cage while exercising is consistent with spasm of the diaphragm. Sometimes massaging the area relieves some of the discomfort. Swelling of the region is not usual and if there is significant residual discomfort and tenderness, I recommend that you be examined by your physician and perhaps have an X-Ray of that part of the rib cage. Get help for GERD as well. ...Read more
Sharp pain that comes & goes lasts for a second on left side under ribs near diaphragm. Lasted for 2 days...worried its heart related or ulcer?
Neither: A pain that lasts a second like that and is sharp isn't a heart attack or ulcer. ...Read more
L fat Bochdalek, flouro=L diaphragm delay, snap up on expiration. Lflank, abd pain. Hurts to breathe beneath ribs, pulling in back, gastro pain.
Not decipherable: But with these symptoms involving breathing you should be seen by whomever ordered the studies. Good luck. ...Read more
Sharp pain below the rib cage, next to diaphragm for almost two days. The area is sucked in and hurts to breathe. Gas medicines have had no effect.
Try Linzess...: Try Linzess........if not available.....take a bottle of mag citrate... ...Read more
Sometimes, when I breathe deeply from my diaphragm, I hear & feel a bubbling noise in the luq area under 9th/10th rib behind/above stomach?
Very specific?: I assume you have some medical knowledge since you are using very specific medical terminology. I am it sure what you have but in the absence of an acute abdomen and other symptoms, it just sounds as if you have air and fluid in your stomach that is being displaced. ...Read more
Sharp chest pains under left lower rib cage by diaphragm. Hurts more after sitting, or with full bladder. Bloated, with frequent smelly gas and urine.?
Needs evaluation: The symptoms of feeling bloated, having frequent malodorous gas, odiferous urine, added to pains in the lower rib cage. . . All mean that a primary care doctor needs to evaluate the situation. He may refer to a GI doctor if an abdominal problem such as gallstones, digestion problems, or a cancer is suspected. Depending on the situation, a lung, kidney, or heart doctor may also evaluate. ...Read more
Are a few spider veins on upper abdomen around rib area and diaphragm area concerning? Could it be caused an episode of vomiting?
Chest CT for suspected endometriosis on diaphragm shows small fat-containing bochdalek hernia. Cld cause rt rib/collarbone/neck/face pain & fullness?
No: These are common and would not cause those symptoms. ...Read more
I'm 36. My medical history is normal. My chest-diaphragm area has been buzzing and "purring" for several days. My pulse is normal. What can this be?
I feel this trapped air or pressure always on diaphragm in my neck and back sometimes chest all dr. Say nothing is wrong but I'm scared of dying is it?
Panic attack: If you have been evaluated by your dr who reassured you that you are fine medically, then you may be suffering from a panic attack. Symptoms include chest pressure, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and fear of dying. See your physician for a referral to a mental health specialist. Sometimes asthma attacks can mimic a panic attack b/c they can be assoc. W/ extreme anxiety. ...Read more
?: Not sure but I think you are saying you get a burning pain in your chest with certain movements? You may be describing musculoskeletal pain or GERD. Try rephrasing your question. Without using the word diaphragm describe where the discomfort is. A virtual consultation at Health Tap may be helpful.> http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more
My breath and my diaphragm was pulling inwards anyway, and now my chest hurts like crazy. I was wondering, can you hurt yourself like that?
Not sure: Not sure if you are referring to self induced protracted inspirtory efforts, or just normal deep breathing exercises. Usually would not be sufficient to 'injure ' yourself, though abnormal induced respirations may be strenous on your intercostal muscles. ...Read more
Is it normal for me to feel my pulse by pressing on the middle of my chest, just above the diaphragm? I was having some discomfort and found this.
Aorta: I suspect you're feeling your aorta - very likely normal, especially if your fairly thin (?). ...Read more
I finally figured out I have hyperventilation syndrome and it has really done a number on my diaphragm and chest. How do I reverse the side effects?
Many times we out run our breaths. Try to hold head up and blow in and out of you mouth. The body needs oxygen.Inhale for for a few minutes then exhale with fresh air for 7 minutes. Eyes even look more clear when they get enough oxygen., relax, watch slower, smile more and be more grateful for what you have. Try wisdom, even more try understanding. Mild exercising may help, but don't over do.
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I'm 23 yr old and for the past few months I'm having a pain in the right chest near the last 2-3 bones of the ribcage most probably near the diaphragm?
Need more info: That area of your body can give you many complaints if something is wrong. Considering that this pain is several months old you should consult with your family physician and have him/her examine you to diagnose the cause and ease your mind. ...Read more