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How Do Doctors Check To See If My Spleen Is Enlarged
Physical exam: The spleen typically lies in the left upper abdomen, and under normal circumstances, in most people, cannot be felt or palpated as it is too high up behind the left rib cage. When it is enlarged, the doctor may feel it by having you take a deep breath in then out-causing the diaphragm to contract, pushing the spleen down and allowing the tip to be palpated. Serial exams helpful to monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my spleen might be enlarged, But I can't see my doctor for about a week. I'm kind of in pain so I'm not sure what to do,should I go to ER?
Yes, go to the ER: If you are in moderate to severe pain then go to the ER. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. While it is unlikely to be your spleen more likely causes could be appendicitis, gall stones, kidney stones, ulcer or ovarian cyst amongst other things. ...Read more
I have borderline lymphoma, therefore my spleen is enlarged. I recently had a colonoscopy done and the doctor was only able to go 20 cm. Was it due to the spleen?
No: Your spleen is well beyond 20cm.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soon: Living without a spleen either after surgery fir trauma or other therapeutic reason, or decreased function of the spleen, for whatever reason, immunizations: against pneumococcal, meningitis, h flu should be administered + flu shots every year, chills, temperature (101 and above) fatigue, any , abnormal symtpom warrants immediate help, overwhelming post splenectomy infection could be the case, . ...Read more
My spleen is swollen, and my hgb is at 7. Can i be losing my blood in my spleen? Will doctors be able to see the blood taken by my spleen?
Hematologist: You should see a hematologist. That level of anemia is serious, an an enlarged spleen is also indicative of a problem related in your blood system. Anemia is usually due to bleeding, impaired production, or hemolysis. Hemolysis means abnormal consumption of red cells in your spleen or blood vessels. There are blood tests and ultrasound studies to investigate further. ...Read more
I have a pain in my left side under ribs I think it's my spleen it's a constant pain I'v had 4hrs+ do I go to A&E now or do I see a doctor in the week?
My girlfriend has got sharp pain on the left side of her body just under her ribs we believe that it's her spleen should she see a doctor?
abd pain: If the pain is still there, she should definitely see a doctor to determine the cause of it. The spleen is in the left upper quadrant but it rarely causes pain. She needs to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi my crp was 72 and 133 respectively.My spleen and lymphnodes are enlarged.Doctors are telling its infection.Please tell me if something wrong?
I have mono but doctors say my spleen is NOT enlarged. Can I still do light activity such as light work on elliptical?
You should ask your: own doctor,since she/he knows you best.The answer also depends on when you were diagnosed.The biggest risk in mono is injury to the spleen,which is more likely when it is enlarged,and most commonly occurs earlier in the illness. So, just being on the ellyptical is not a problem.However, if you fell and injured your abdomen, your spleen could be injured,especially if your spleen becomes enlarged. ...Read more
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