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Sharp left upper quadrant pain commonly can be due to the muscle spasm related.
You may pull the abdominal muscle during exercises, heavy lifting or stretching or during sleeping at faulty posture.
Now, the risk of spleen or pancreatic problem also is there.
Usually you will have nausea, vomiting or discomfort with food.
Okay, so if I don't nausea or vomiting then I am probably good
Pancreas related pain usually at the center of the stomach radiating to back.
I mean I do work out a lot and I do some lifting for work.
an spleen problem will cause worsening pain and also dizziness due to the blood loss.
So when should I consider going to the ER or something
then you do not worry --just pulled a muscle.
warm compress, advil should help.
Also rest the muscles a bit.
Okay but if I get dizzy or nausea and the pain gets worse then i should seek medical attention?
Drink plenty of fluids --sports drinks for muscle recuperation.
in that case, you will blood tests and a Ct scan
Right, I got a blood test recently and it said aklakine phosphates were high but I am going in for a follow-up tomorrow morning.
usually liver enzymes also should be elevated.
they were i believe
I was mainly concerned if this pain was something I should seek medical attention over.
I read that deep breathes and pain in the left side could be spleen related and in need of immediate medical assistence.
mild elevation in alkaline phosphatase should not be concerning.
just pain usually not concerning.
ok good to know
Only worsening pain with other symptoms take some significance.
Also if you do not have any direct trauma, spleen problem is very unlikely.
yeah bc when the doc pressed against that area, it didnt hurt
yes that is good enough to rule that out.
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