You know it crossed my mind that i also have an area in diaphragm location. Even though it is a small hernia, the docotr said i'll have to live with it. So i really wasn't worried about it. I don't know if it's causing my pain, maybe it's because the stones have to pass through it and it is a sensetive area. but the pain is close to that area and the pancreas. I might have pancreatic stones. All i know is i have alot of stones and i will keep on flushing till there gone. Even though the recommendations say to flush every two weeks, i did it every 15 days straight and the only thing, that it dehydrates and weakens the kidney and spleen, so drink alot of water but one estion i ave for you . is after you flushed your stones, do you still get alot of pain in the hernia area.