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Acute Spleen Pain
Recovery stage of mono. My blood looks good & my spleen doesn't seem to be enlarged. When can I start lifting? Can it become enlarged in acute stage?
Wait: The spleen is usually enlarged with infectious mononucleosis (barr epstein virus infection). The spleen can rupture if there is trauma to the spleen when it is enlarged. Lifting of course depends on the weight of what you lift. Give your body time to heal and the spleen to return normal size and this may take 3 months. ...Read more
Yes: Ann, the spleen lies in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Several conditions, such as mono, can cause problems with the spleen, but the lung, diaphragm, stomach, and colon are all nearby, and can cause pain in that location. If you have symptoms that aren't improving, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I was able to feel my spleen would I have pain and more symptoms? Maybe I'm not feeling my spleen
Uncommon: The spleen is located under the ribs on the left. But the things here is this: unless you have a reason to have a lot of inflammation in the area, pain actually form the spleen itself is pretty unusual. If you are not sure what's going on and you have new pain in your abdomen, call your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more
I'm having pain in my spleen area what would cause this? It's not too severe. And what should I do it's been like this for 3 days?
Go see your doctor: Not to be rude but how do you know it's your spleen (area)? Best to have your family doc check it out. Low lying pneumonia can sit on diaphragm & irritate abdomen. Mononucleosis can cause spleen to enlarge. Trauma can cause spleen to rupture. Colon or large bowel bends in area of spleen (splenic flexure). Possible diverticulitis, even constipation can cause abdominal pain. So can kidney stones etc. ...Read more
Side stitch: Pain under your diaphram/ribs on the left or right especially during running sports usuallly is caused by a spasm of your diaphragm. Of it is on the left side it may be interpretted as "spleen" pain. True spleen pain during physical activity may be a serious sign of have enlargement or an injury to your spleen. See a doctor for evaluation and possibly an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more
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