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Injured Diaphragm?


#1

OK one week ago when I was doing some heavy (for me) squats latter in the night my stomach started hurting.
I chalked it up to some bad food and went to bed. Next morning I was in some serious pain basically felt like I had horrible gas but it was all located in my stomach area basically right under the ribs.
That day was my day off lifting so I decided to just cut out anything that might give me gas and figure I would feel better in a few hours.
Nope all day I was in significant pain and found eating to be difficult because I was feeling full all the time

At this point I was getting a little worried but I figure I would wait till the next day to make a trip to the Dr.

The next morning my parents called to talk to me and my father and sister were both feeling a similar in the stomach area pain and they had accounted it to some sort of stomach bug
Since the night I felt ill I had gone out with someone how claimed they had just gotten over the flue I figure this must be what it is, got lots of rest drank my liquids and stayed in

I felt better by about day 4 and felt completely fine by day 5.

Now one week after the original issue I got back to do some squats (again heavy for me) and the pain was back

I'm kind of worried that I might have pulled or injured some muscles in my upper abdomen particularly my diaphragm from the increased internal pressure. Has anyone else had these same symptoms after squatting?


#2

Update
About 6 hours later it feels like the pain is going away but last time I did not feel the pain until far later in the night so we will see how I feel tomorrow


#3

Well doing chinups wasnt a hell of a lot better.
Im thinking ther is definetly something in there that got strained in one way or another.
Has anyone ever felt this way


#4

Go get checked. Seriously sounds like you got really screwed in some fashion