A 41-year-old member asked:
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can u see a enlarged spleen lying on your back?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: Enlarged spleens peek out from below the rib arch on the left, but won't protrude upward. Even if the abdomen is sunken in and fully relaxed, most people have enough fat and/or ab muscle to prevent it from being visible even when it is easily felt. A very large spleen (gaucher's, schistosomiasis, malaria) might be seen as an asymmetry in the upper left quadrant.
Answered on Nov 3, 2013

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Unlikely : As a MRI is like pointing a camera and focusing in on a certain region to take a "picture" and a spleen may not be within that focused area
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Spleen painful: It sound like yourbspleen is not ny enlarged but painful. See a hematolgist next.

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