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A 39-year-old female asked:

i have enlarged liver & spleen , pain in my right side , could i have cancer. diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a ct done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The ct will be able to detect cancer if present. To answer your question, with any enlargement of organs there is a chance of cancer. However, there are also many other causes as well (fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, sickle cell disease etc.) hopefully your doctors will be able to figure out exactly the cause of your hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen) and come up with a treatment plan. Best of luck.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Infection: Agree with Dr. J. Chronic infection is a more likely cause of your signs and symptoms than cancer.

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