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Point Pleasant, NJ
A 31-year-old female asked:

Can you bruise ribs by pushing to feel spleen? was doing last night and now sore to touch. don't feel spleen. 13cm spleen on ct 1 mo ago- no symptoms

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: You are sore because of digital manipulation, will go away. Spleen of 13 cm is normal size, no body will ever feel it manually, even in skinny persons, it needs to triple its size to be felt under the rib cage. Your spleen is fine, stop worrying about it, take care
Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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