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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tender Spleen

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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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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

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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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Pushed a lot every day to feel spleen, since have sore & sharp feeling under ribs and left side.How long will that take to go away? Had bad anxiety over 13cm spleen 1 mo ago, now I think I hurt myself. Feel fine otherwise. Labs nml, no weight loss.

Pushed a lot every day to feel spleen, since have sore & sharp feeling under ribs and left side.How long will that take to go away? Had bad anxiety over 13cm spleen 1 mo ago, now I think I hurt myself. Feel fine otherwise. Labs nml, no weight loss.

Muscular: A muscular cause of your discomfort is suspected caused by your continual poking for the spleen. I assume your lab work excluded mononucleosis or hematalogic disorders as a cause of your splenomegaly. If the discomfort persists or worsens, get examined by your physician again. ...Read more

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Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney.How long do I have to live?

Clot traveled to spleen and its oversized and have viral infection symptoms. Sore spleen and chest, kidney.How long do I have to live?

Splenic infarct: If appropriately managed this will probably not influence your life expectancy. You may have infective endocarditis with emboli to the spleen or there are other areas from which this may occur, most of them amenable to treatment. Relax and follow your doctor's guidance. Good luck ...Read more