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Can Enlarged Spleen Cause Back Pain
Have enlarged spleen and gallstones...Horrible stomach and back pain. Loss of appetite, eating makes the pain worse. Stomach cramps and greasy stools?
See a surgeon: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. Your spleen may or may not have anything to do with your symptoms. Do you have other illnesses? > anemia? Have you seen an md? Have you had any surgery before? The majority of your symptoms may benefit from removal of your gallbladder but the spleen should be worked-up. ...Read more
Stomach/back pain for 2+ weeks, ER saidgallstones, enlarged spleen, now bulging veins and spider veins and yellow bruise like mark on skin. Emergency?
Yes: These are concerning signs and warrant urgent evaluation. ...Read more
I have mildly enlarged spleen. Blood work came back ok, but im still having pain. More uncomfortable everyday. What could be the cause?
Splenomegaly: This can be due to numerous conditions, not all diagnosed simply by routine testing. Infectious mononucleosis and syndromes simulating this are common causes of splenic enlargement, as are a variety of hematological malignancies. Hopefully you are being seen and evaluated by a thoughtful pcp who can refer you elsewhere if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Can enlarged spleen cause pain in shoulder&back? What is best way to relieve this? Alternate advil/tylenol no longer working. Waiting for appt w/speclst
Would 2 nights of heavy drinking cause an enlarged spleen? If the liver is perfectly healthy? If so would it go back to normal not drinking alcohol?
No: And am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that test. The spleen does not enlarge in alcohol-related disease until the liver is very very sick (cirrhosis). Many things can cause splenic enlargement, and only your physician can figure it out with full history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Have enlarged spleen&liver;low liver enzymes;hypocholesterolemia;pain in left shoulder front&back;extreme fatigue. Could liver disease cause this?
Serious: You should see your doctor asap. You are describing something serious, liver is mafunctioning secondary to something else. Pain in the shoulder is radiating there from something in the abdomen. Any weight loss, night sweats? You need an abdominal ct and blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Many: though not that common. Typhoid, septicemia, abscess/cyst in spleen, some viral infection, malaria, toxoplasma infection; hemolytic anemias- e.g. Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis; lymphoma, leukemia; some metabolic diseases; liver cirrhosis with portal vein hypertension; sarcoidosis; rheumatoid arthritis.
Sound scary, if feeling too sick, check with your doctor. ...Read more
It could be blood di: Blood disorders of different types are a frequent cause of enlarged spleen. A high blood (wbc) count can be due to chronic blood disorders like chronic leukemia. You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist to help you further define what is wrong and guide treatment for it. ...Read more
Here are....: Enlarged spleen may result from: infections of viral, bacterial, parasitic origins; blood cancers; liver cirrhosis; hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, etc. And enlarged kidneys may be temporary by ureteral & renal venous obstruction, and by inflammation/infection, or progressive by inherent renal cysts &/or tumors, or by metastatic tumors, etc. Ask specific & personally pertinent Q! ...Read more
Have enlarged spleen for over a year, drs can't explain. Having left chest pain on&off for a few weeks. Last few days more. Pain also in back & left side?
Spleen painful: It sound like yourbspleen is not ny enlarged but painful. See a hematolgist next. ...Read more
An enlarged spleen may lead to hyperventilation from the enlarged organ causing pressure and pain in the abdomen.
The spleen may also cause increased cellular destruction and decreased oxygen carrying capacity which may also lead to hyperventilation. ...Read more
Is the spleen palpable? If so, it is more than slightly enlarged and beta thalassemia minor is not a likely cause.
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