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Jersey City, NJ
A 33-year-old female asked:

i caught a breath taking sharp upper back pain in my left side that shot to my abd in the same spot can it be a spasm? on hurts on deep breath

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
It could be: The doctors who ordered your test would have the best idea, since the considered most of the options. Would obviously also consider things in your upper belly on the left side, since your diaphragm, a dome shaped muscle under your lung, flattens during a deep breath, and pushes on the contents of your upper abdomen.

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Last updated May 23, 2015

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