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What does it mean to have elevated left hemi-diaphragm? My doctor told me not to worry, but i'm worried!

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sniff test

If there is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing then a sniff test can be done to see if the diaphragm is paralyzed.
If it is, then it can be treated surgically.

In brief: Sniff test

If there is shortness of breath or difficulty breathing then a sniff test can be done to see if the diaphragm is paralyzed.
If it is, then it can be treated surgically.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: Nothing

Elevated hemidiaphragm is not threatening.
There is no specific treatment. Causes can include a phrenic nerve palsy, organomegally (enlarged organs e.G large spleen), post operative (from damage to the phrenic nerve).

In brief: Nothing

Elevated hemidiaphragm is not threatening.
There is no specific treatment. Causes can include a phrenic nerve palsy, organomegally (enlarged organs e.G large spleen), post operative (from damage to the phrenic nerve).
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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