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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Spleen Tenderness

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I have mono. It has caused my abdomen on the left side to be sore to the touch. It is not my spleen. What is it?

I have mono. It has caused my abdomen on the left side to be sore to the touch. It is not my spleen. What is it?

Tender Abdoman: How do you know it's not your spleen? The spleen is on the left side and can become enlarged and tender with mono. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Galbladder surgery a month ago, now feeling bruised on left side. Extremely tender to touch. I do have an enlarged liver and spleen. What could it be?

Galbladder surgery a month ago, now feeling bruised on left side. Extremely tender to touch. I do have an enlarged liver and spleen. What could it be?

Post surgery care: Your surgeon will want to see you, and you should check in. Liver and gallbladder are on the right side, however some patients feel the pain/pressure on the left. There are several possibilities, fluid collection and bile leak need to be ruled out. Okay to ask about ultrasound or nuclear tech hida to check this out. ...Read more

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Side pain that shift to where the spleen is hurts most at night when I lay down no fever no vomiting should I go to the ER my stomach feels tender?

Side pain that shift to where the spleen is hurts most at night when I lay down no fever no vomiting should I go to the ER my stomach feels tender?

Need an exam: You should see a physician to evaluate your problem. Use your own judgement as to wether you need to go to the ER. If the discomfort is only at night and has been present for over a week without worsening you may not need to go to ER. But if discomfort is severe or increasing going to ER is best choice. ...Read more

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Can sinuses or allergies impact spleen? Visual bulge in this area and tenderness at bottom of sternum. Lost 7 lbs in 4 days. Also sore throat & cough

Can sinuses or allergies impact spleen? Visual bulge in this area and tenderness at bottom of sternum.  Lost 7 lbs in 4 days. Also sore throat & cough

No, allergies do not: affect spleen. Conditions that cause enlarged spleen include mononucleosis, hereditary blood disorders, and sometimes blood malignancies such as lymphoma. If you think your spleen is enlarged, you should see a doctor for confirmation and further studies. ...Read more

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Hematologist did exam to feel for spleen 3 days ago (felt nothing) have sore feeling, and hurts when I stretch since then. Is this from pressing?

Hematologist did exam to feel for spleen 3 days ago (felt nothing) have sore feeling, and hurts when I stretch since then. Is this from pressing?

Likely: Three days a bit long for the effect of examination for spleen to last. If it is not well by a week from the day of the examination, it would be prudent to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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My left top rib under my breast sticks out further than the right rib is this normal? Its sore too(been touching it) , is this my spleen enlarged?

My left top rib under my breast sticks out further than the right rib is this normal? Its sore too(been touching it) , is this my spleen enlarged?

Likely normal: Since no person is entirely symmetrical , it may just be your body's configuration. You need to stop pushing it since it will just irritates the rib . It is also highly unlikely to be your spleen. If you are still concerned or the pain fails to subside in another week, contact your doctor. ...Read more