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A 40-year-old female asked:

Luq pain for 2 months. fullness and aching sharp pain that is under ribs from front straight through to back. normal ct. history of elevated wbc and anemic. could it be my spleen function? i had gall bladder disfunction that didnt show until hydasca

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Just a thought: but there is an "entity" called "Splenic Flexure Syndrome" It is essentially BOWEL GAS which collects in the HIGHEST section of the large bowel (colon) the BEND which occurs just BELOW the spleen! This is the "catching" pain some people get after RUNNING! See Diagram between 2 and 3 Hope this helps! Dr Z
Last updated Dec 11, 2017


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