Diaphragmatic hernia

What is Diaphragmatic hernia?

A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect in which there is an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, the muscle that helps you breathe. The opening allows part of the organs from the belly (stomach, spleen, liver, and intestines) to go up into the chest cavity near the lungs.

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I had a son with a diaphragmatic hernia that died 4 hours after delivery I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and I don't wish to consider keeping the...

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If you do not want this pregnancy, you should have thought of it much earlier. At 23 weeks, neither the termination of preagnacy safe nor it is...

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My wife has a diaphragmatic hernia. What are the possible treatments? She has coughing fits (caused by stomach acid???) which cause her to swallow...

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Hello, XXXXXX,
The hernia that you mention occurs because of a defect in the
diaphragm, muscle separating the chest and abdomen.
The stomach is...

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Well, right now (at approx 4.30 am) i.ve been awakened by some kind of 'whooping cough', just as yesterday and the two days before that. It's very...

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Thanks for the query

According to the description, you seem to be suffering from acute sinusitis. Sinuses are the empty cavities in the skull...

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