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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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Hi. Lately I have a weird feeling underneath my chest. Almost feels like my diaphragm twitched. It feels like a hiccup but only in my chest. It didn't happen when I was on antidepressants. What is it?

Anxiety: Hard to say for sure, but if it wasn't present on an anti-depressant then it could be anxiety. A hiccup is a sort of "diaphragm twitch", so that of course is another possibility. ...Read more

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I have pain in the upper part iof my stomach in the diaphragm area for a week. Like someone punched me. It is hard to eat without feeling too full.

I have pain in the upper part iof my stomach in the diaphragm area for a week. Like someone punched me. It is hard to eat without feeling too full.

ER/urgent care: I would suggest immediate evaluation of upper abdominal pain-STAT! Never ignore these symtoms. Go directly to the ER or your local UC. ...Read more

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Bronchial virus 3 weeks with bad coughing fits. Non-Smoker, excellent health. Feeling fine for three days but diaphragm pain from coughing. Treatment?

Bronchial virus 3 weeks with bad coughing fits. Non-Smoker, excellent health. Feeling fine for three days but diaphragm pain from coughing. Treatment?

Cough suppressant: Plus an expectorant combination probably will be helpful to you. You can try one such as Robitussin DM (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) for adults. Your pharmacist can help you to choose the one which would will be most helpful to you. ...Read more

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Headache, drained, cold and a cough when I cough my sides and diaphragm hurt. Feeling really bloated and my stomachs hurts felt sick yesterday all day?

Headache, drained, cold and a cough when I cough my sides and diaphragm hurt. Feeling really bloated and my stomachs hurts felt sick yesterday all day?

Did you have flushot: Your symptoms could be due to influenza or another viral illness. If so, you can expect improvement over a few days to a week. If not better in the expected time frame or if significant worsening you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling under the weather have been having pain in the diaphragm area sharp and with tightness also coughing up neon green stuff?

Feeling under the weather have been having pain in the diaphragm area sharp and with tightness also coughing up neon green stuff?

See Doctor: With pain and a green production, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and assessment to check for a possible respiratory infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After stressful events for about 1-2 weeks I've noticed a twitch feeling in my diaphragm (usually in center or slightly to the right). Nerves or PVC?

After stressful events for about 1-2 weeks I've noticed a twitch feeling in my diaphragm (usually in center or slightly to the right). Nerves or PVC?

Possibly PVC: What you are feeling may be a PVC or for that matter a PAC but could also be several other things. If it is persistent and bothersome you might consider a 24 hour Holter monitor to document your heart rhythm during symptoms to see if a PVC is present.
Diaphragm twitches are basically hiccoughs, and what you describe sounds different than that to me. ...Read more

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I started feeling pressure under my left rib cage into my back. It quickly turned to pain & is moving across my diaphragm to the right side. Any ideas?

Heart?: When to get chest pain, first we have to make sure it's not your heart. So if pain is bad, make sure to contact your doctor ASAP. Other causes are heartburn and gallbladder disease potentially can present this way. ...Read more

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Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Feeling of pressure/tenderness under right rib cage closer to diaphragm. Notice it more when sitting down, like something is pushing against the ribs?

Gall bladder?: Pain under the right ribs is usually gall bladder or liver. Does eating seem to worsen the pain at all? Certain types of foods make it worse? Any reason to suspect enlarged liver such as obesity or heavy alcohol use? I would see your doctor for a check on this ...Read more

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Had an lap appendectomy 16 days ago, now I feel like my diaphragm become inelastic, no fever, no pain, feeling limp and dizzy sometimes. What is it?

Had an lap appendectomy 16 days ago, now I feel like my diaphragm become inelastic, no fever, no pain, feeling limp and dizzy sometimes. What is it?

Appy complications: If you are not 100% after a surgery like this, you need to go back to your surgeon for an exam. The problem is, sometimes an 'abscess' can form in the abdomen. This needs to be checked and only a doctor can do that. I hope you will go and see one today. ...Read more

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Labored breathing when lying down, back or side. Feeling of diaphragm won't expand and the exhale is drawn out. Have had echo, cct anio, pulmonary test?

Labored breathing when lying down, back or side. Feeling of diaphragm won't expand and the exhale is drawn out. Have had echo, cct anio, pulmonary test?

You may need: A sleep study to see if you have low oxygen or apnea when you lie down or sleep next. If that is normal, consider vagal nerve paralysis which would require some functional neurologist help or lose some weight (bigger people have a hard time with respiration in a dependent position) and see if it helps. Myasthenia gravis can also do this but very rarely is it position dependent. Hope this helps. ...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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I burp constantly sometimes it gets stuck in my throat and I can't breath my diaphragm hurts a lot it's a pressure feeling any ideas?

I burp constantly sometimes it gets stuck in my throat and I can't breath my diaphragm hurts a lot it's a pressure feeling any ideas?

Reflux: This sounds serious so I would discus this with your doctor. But this sounds potentially like aicd reflux. The symptoms you list would all be explained by reflux. Again though, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Strange sensation in left abdomen. Loud noise and feeling when as if water is trapped? Happens more often when hungry. Everyone thinks I'm weird!

Strange sensation in left abdomen. Loud noise and feeling when as if water is trapped? Happens more often when hungry. Everyone thinks I'm weird!

Stomach or colon: Your stomach is in the upper left part of the abdomen. So is the colon. Your colon makes noise when you have a lot of gas, and that is a part of the colon that goes around a corner and may trap gas.
Your stomach makes noise both when hungry and when digesting food. Very loud noises may be an indication of excess gas. Can be from poor digestion, too many carbonated drinks, bacterial imbalance. ...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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I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

I'm feeling a pulsation in my lower right abdomen. It's becoming more prominent and frequent. Possibilities of what this may be? Recommendations?

Abdominal pulsation: Abdominal aortic aneurysm comes to mind. Patients at greatest risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are those who are older than 65 years and have peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease, a history of smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and hypertension. If this profile fits you, you need to see a doctor for evaluation and imaging studies. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do I need to stop? Or keep going?

Why keep going: If something is bothering you? Take a break. Make sure you have proper form with whatever you are doing. If pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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I get this pulling feeling in abdomen, what does this mean?

I get this pulling feeling in abdomen, what does this mean?

More info: Is it painful? Where is the pulling? When do you get pain/pulling? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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Tingling feeling in the abdomen in men, what could be the cause?

Tingling feeling in the abdomen in men, what could be the cause?

Thoracic radiculopat: If it is of 1 or 2 days duration then shingles may show up in a few days. However if it is of weeks or months duration, then thoracic nerve or nerves may be pinched in thoracic spine. It is same for men and women. ...Read more

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Feeling a little pressure in left side of abdomen, usually occurs when I lay on right side?

Feeling a little pressure in left side of abdomen, usually occurs when I lay on right side?

Exam needed: This is a nonspecific symptom and more information about the discomfort is needed. This is an area where muscle, spleen and intestines are present. A physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would cause a fluttering feeling in middle of abdomen? This seems to happen everyday but I don't know what it could be?

What would cause a fluttering feeling in middle of abdomen? This seems to happen everyday but I don't know what it could be?

Probably nothing: There are muscle twitches that can be bothersome. The midline is an unusual location but possible. The intestines inside don't contract fast enough to cause twitches. It seems a superficial abdominal wall muscle sensation. It doesn't mean anything dangerous. If you see muscle twitching elsewhere in your body, it may be a sign of a more widespread neuromuscular disorder. In such case consult a doc ...Read more

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Sensation for 1 wk occurring about every 20 s shooting across abdomen like the feeling you get when you are falling. Like an anxiety symptom without?

Sensation for 1 wk occurring about every 20 s shooting across abdomen like the feeling you get when you are falling. Like an anxiety symptom without?

More information: More information is needed to help you.
Any other symptoms, how long does it last, where is the pain located? ...Read more

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I'm getting gurgling feeling in my lower abdomen? What is causing it plz?

I'm getting gurgling feeling in my lower abdomen? What is causing it plz?

Need more informatio: Could be anything and could be nothing. Would need more information about your symptoms ...Read more

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I m feeling pain in right upper abdomen, I hv been also diagnosed wid liver haemongioma, kindly suggest what to do...

See a surgeon: Hemangioma are usually painless; it is something else like gallbladder disease etc. Needs full evaluation and work up. Thank you. ...Read more

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I was feeling all fine then had intercourse. The next day the right side of my abdomen and lower back feels painful and weird.

? Trauma: It may be due to trauma from having vigorous intercourse. If it does not go away in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. You may take over the counter medication like acetaminophen, but avoid alcohol. ...Read more