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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 got a very sharp pain near my diaphragm which goes into my ribs and stomach I cant seem to breath properly and cant lie down as it gets worse.

I have got a very sharp pain near my diaphragm which goes into my ribs and stomach I cant seem to breath properly and cant lie down as it gets worse.

SEE YOUR DOCTOR: You need to see a doctor
i do not know your age or if you smoke or if you have any medical problem or if you are taking any medication
it is impossible for me to give an advice except go and see your doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean when your diaphragm hurt with sharp pain?

What does it mean when your diaphragm hurt with sharp pain?

The Diaphragm: The diaphragm is the large muscle that sits at the top of the abdomen that contracts to keep your lungs breathing. Spasms of this muscle can be very painful. ...Read more

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Sharp pain below left rib cage (almost next to diaphragm). About two days. Comes and goes?

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

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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?

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

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48 hrs of sharp pain upper left side under ribcage. About 3 inches left of diaphragm. Regular bowel movements. Pain worsens with deep breaths. Help!!

Musculoligamentous: Most likely, at your age, it is musculoligamentouss (muscle/ligament); however, other more serious causes can be a source. If this has persisted greater than 24 hours or if worsening, you should see your physician to check ribs, lungs, and heart. Trying an anti acid, to see if relief, also may give you an answer ...Read more

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I have dull and sharp pain in my right abdomen now stretching to my back. I'm feeling nauseas?

I have dull and sharp pain in my right abdomen now stretching to my back. I'm feeling nauseas?

See physician: This could be a number of things. If it is your right upper abdomen and is associated when fried or high fat food, could be your gallbladder. It could also be inflammation of your pancreas. If it is in your right lower abdomen, it could conceivably be your appendix. Very difficult to tell without a thorough exam and possibly testing if the physical exam is suspicious. Please see your medical doc ...Read more

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On may 16 I had a moderate sharp pain in lower right abdomen (lra). Now I'm having minor sharp pain in lra that comes and goes. What could this be?

Ovarian cyst: Probably an ovarian cyst since the pain comes and goes. Other option would be your appendix, but this would likely cause persistently worsening pain and fever. Keep your weight down within normal range, obesity causes more cysts because the fat tissue secretes an estrogen like substance that screws up your menstration and exposes the ovaries to too much estrogen. ...Read more

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I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my upper abdomen on the left side. It started yesterday. It comes and goes but right now it isn't going anywhere help?

I'm feeling a very sharp pain in my upper abdomen on the left side. It started yesterday. It comes and goes but right now it isn't going anywhere help?

See doctor: The location of abdominal pain may help in identifying the problem; however, it is the onset, associated symptoms like nausea, vomiting, character of the pain, and what relieves it, along with the physical exam that all help with making the diagnosis. If pain persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my right abdomen, just above the belt line, that at first only came on when I would go for walks. But now it hurts when I'm sit?

I have a sharp pain in my right abdomen, just above the belt line, that at first only came on when I would go for walks. But now it hurts when I'm sit?

See doctor: To find out the cause, you need to be examined directly by your doctor. I suspect that this is more likely musculoskeletal but one needs to rule out a hernia as well. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with you if you have off and on pain in your lower left abdomen? I haven't had any pain all day it just happend suddenly and it's a really sharp pain it feels okay when I'm just sitting still but when I move around it hurts really bad.

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. This is in the area of the decending colon leading into the rectum. Diseases which cause inflammation of the large intestine can cause pain but are often associated with bowel changes. Significant constipation / obstipation can also cause pain in that area. If it continues, your doctor can evaluate for etiology. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp pain to my lower right abdomen?

Sharp pain to my lower right abdomen?

Lots: Could be appendicitis, ovarian torsion, crohn's disease, diverticulitis, kidney stones, gas pains or more. Need to see a doc for a proper exam to narrow down the causes. ...Read more

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Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable ibowel, etc. Would need to see a doctor for a complete history and physical exination. ...Read more

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Really bad sharp pain on lower right abdomen?

RLQ pain: Many things can cause this - IBS, Crohns Disease, Appendix, Cecum, Hernia. If your bowels have changed, or you have a fever and possible nausea - I would suggest that you get this attended to in the ER ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in lower right abdomen?

What could cause sharp pain in lower right abdomen?

Need evaluation pls: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What can I do for sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. Seek med eval. ...Read more

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What is sharp pain in the lower right abdomen in women?

What is sharp pain in the lower right abdomen in women?

See details: The possible causes include appendicitis, GYN problems or rupture of a Meckel's diverticulum. Severe abdominal pain requires immediate attemtion. Go to the ER if the pain is significant. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in my mid section of my abdomen?

Pain mid-abdomen: There are a great many possibilities. Please rephrase question and give details about the pain so we can help you. You should see your doctor if the pain is worse or interfering with your life. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Can't diagnose you: With this info. Gender? Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked. ...Read more

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Never had this before -- sharp pain in the lower right abdomen?

Never had this before -- sharp pain in the lower right abdomen?

Appendicitis: In my personal experience, the last time I had this symptom I ended up with a ruptured appendix. Appendicitis does not necessarily lead to a ruptured appendix or the need for emergency surgery. It could just be inflamed. I had a 1 cm fecolith which eventually blocked the neck of my appendix. If this is still bothering you, you need to talk to an MD and get a proper study ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

Uncertain. Male or: Female? Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked. ...Read more

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Where can I get best evaluation of sharp pain in lower right abdomen?

See below: On weekends, the er or an uc could evaluate your complaints. For these sharp pains, get seen asap. ...Read more

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Should I feel sharp pain in my abdomen 4 days after an amniocentesis?

Should I feel sharp pain in my abdomen 4 days after an amniocentesis?

Contact doc now: Any fever, bleeding or pain that is more than simple cramping should cause you to contact your doctor immediately. There is a very small risk that amniocentesis can cause a miscarriage (1/200-400 chance), infection or pre-term labor. Please call or go in NOW! Good luck! ...Read more