U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Albany, NY
A 34-year-old female asked:

Can enlarged spleen cause pain in shoulder&back?what is best way to relieve this?alternate advil/tylenol no longer working. waiting for appt w/speclst

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Splenomegaly: Enlarged spleen can cause back, flank, and abdominal pain. You really do need to get it checked. Don't overdose on nsaids & tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Check with your Doc: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be harmful for your liver and Ibuprofen can increase your risk of bleeding. There are other safer options for pain control for your situation but those are prescription medications.
Last updated Dec 18, 2020


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.