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Would heat or ice help the pain for a swollen spleen (I have diagnosed mono)?

Would heat or ice help the pain for a swollen spleen (I have diagnosed mono)?

No: It is an internal affair and will likely take time for the immune response to EBV to resolve. ...Read more

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My eyelid is swollen and hurts. Should I ice it? Or apply heat to it?

My eyelid is swollen and hurts. Should I ice it? Or apply heat to it?

Probably stye: Most likely this is a stye which will respond to frequent applications of a very warm (not hot) washcloth. Try this for several days provided that the vision is not affected and there is no obvious pus. If persistent past 3-4 days then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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5 days ago I hurt my lower back, it's a bit swollen&strained. I apply heat & have been resting from sports, when will it stop and what else can i do?

5 days ago I hurt my lower back, it's a bit swollen&strained. I apply heat & have been resting from sports, when will it stop and what else can i do?

Try ice instead : try ice instead of heat as well as avoid heavy lifting and bending. stretching and massage may help. If it worsens or does not improve follow up with your doctor since you may need further testing and muscle relaxers etc. ...Read more

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Should you smoke with a swollen spleen?

Should you smoke with a swollen spleen?

Trick question?: Shouldn't smoke with a normal spleen. And why is your spleen swollen anyway? That's a better question. ...Read more

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Is a swollen spleen life-threatening?

Is a swollen spleen life-threatening?

It can be: The most serious complication of a swollen spleen is rupture is rupture and subsequent hemorrhage. A spleen can swell due to many conditions(mononucleosis, leukemia, infection, liver disease). The major precaution is to avoid trauma to such(avoid any physical activity that could involve trauma). A swollen spleen should be monitored regularly by physician. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more