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Can Enlarged Spleen Cause Back Pain
Liver pain: Liver is in the right upper part of the abdomen, so it is unlikely to cause any pain in the lower back let alone left side. More likely it is the spine or the overlying muscles. Please get evaluated by a pain specialist. ...Read more
Yes: There are non-spinal origins of low back pain, and having abdominal inflammatory issues can relate with symptoms of back pain. Other non-spinal causes include aortic aneursym, kidney/ureteral issues, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, hip pathologies, and also prostate inflammation. If pain continues, seek out medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely . . .: More likely than not, an enlarged spleen has nothing to do w/heartburn symptoms which are very common when lying down, especially after a large meal. So avoid large meals, avoid laying down soon after eating, consider over-the-counter heartburn medications, and chat w/your family doc about other options. ...Read more
Simple liver cysts — fluid-filled cavities in the liver — usually cause no signs or symptoms and need no treatment: However, they may be large enough to cause pain or discomfort in the upper right part of the abdomen. Most liver cysts can be detected on ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scans. When needed, treatment may include drainage or removal of the cyst. The cause of simple liver cysts isn't known, but they may be the result of a malformation present at birth. Rarely, liver cysts may indicate a serious, underlying condition such as: Polycystic liver disease, an inherited disorder, Echinococcus infection, a parasitic infection, Liver cancer. ...Read more
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