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How Do Doctors Check To See If My Spleen Is Enlarged
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
Can mildly enlarged liver and spleen NOT be something serious? Currently waiting to see doctor for results and I'm FREAKING OUT :)
ABSOLUTELY: Very often this is a minor viral illness/infection, something like mononucleosis. Rarely is it something serious at your age if you're in good health otherwise. If your doctor thought it was more serious, they'd likely get you into the office immediately to go over things. Since they're not too concerned from what you say here, I wouldn't get too excited. Relax, wait for your appointment. ...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 ›
I was told I have a spot on my spleen what are the possibilities? The doctors just shrug it off and didn't check any further.
Trust your doctors: If it were something that warrants further study, they would have pursued it, but it isn't, best wishes ...Read more
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
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
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
Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal. ...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?
Yes: Either dr. Would be fine, even an internist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Don't really know if there is built up fluid had mono couple weeks ago but my doctor said my spleen wasn't enlarged could working out recently b why?
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
If the spleen was enlarged would it hurt all the time? I am having left upper side pain under rib, but mainly when I lay down. I go to doctor soon.
I am 18 and my doctor told me I have an enlarged spleen after several visits with countless symptomes. She is doing nothing about it what should I do?
May be right: The spleen is the largest lymph node in your body & will enlarge for several potential reasons, .The most common would be mono, for which there is no treatment & the spleen swelling goes down within weeks/months. They advise no horse riding or contact sports while it is enlarged but there is no treatment. Other causes of enlargement would require more testing. ...Read more
Hi I'm julita (F) I have enlarge spleen from my child hood, I am now 28yr. Doctor decided splenectomy in dec 2014.how take self care before OT&VACCINAT?
Please help if a doctor says something about your spleen having a chance to enlarge or having mono and says to come back in a week could it to late like ding or something before then
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?
Go to ED: If it is splenic pain, it is wise to get it checked to prevent potentially serious complication. ...Read more
I had a sonogram for gallbladder symptoms. Everything was OK but my spleen was enlarged with an index of 900. Doc didn't seem worried but I am. Advice?
Been seen by multiple doctors, I have an enlarged spleen (8cm below lcm)pancytopenia high ldh and sed rate. What could cause this, my drs are stumped
Difficult to answer: A question like this would benefit from a HealthTap Prime consult, with labwork, biopsy results, and scan reports texted during the consultation. Knowing the full history and specific details would be extremely valuable. ...Read more
I have no spleen. Have stomache issues, chills aches headache tiredness. I don't have a high temperature though it's 37. Should I still go see a doc?
Yes, please: You don't need to have high temperature, and it can still be a viral infection. I trust you received the necessary vaccines for your case such as pneumovax. Meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated, rest and call or see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
Last 3M Hepatitis C diagnose with spleen enlargement, doctors not recommended injection treatment due to spleen enlargement what can I do to control it?
I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?
Confusing question: If you can feel a bulge under your left rib cage it could be a swollen spleen. You would usually never feel one as it is usually tucked down close to the kidney and deep in the abdomen. Mono has many symptoms and a swollen spleen is one of them. You should avoid any physical activity that could increase the risk of trauma to the spleen (horseriding, bicycle riding etc.). ...Read more
Enlarged spleen and diverticulosis. Any link? Both dx'd late teens, worstened over 20 yrs. Past tests neg. (mono, Crohn's). Will be seeing new doc
Doc says spleen isn't really enlarged at 13cm on CT- not concerned. WBC plateletsnml. Is it true this is high end of nml and could be normal for me?
Spleen: A 13cm spleen is borderline in size for splenomegaly. As long as you show no signs of any illness and your blood counts are normal, it may be appropriate to observe it. Speak with your doctor about what to do to follow it. Good luck. ...Read more
2.5 yr old fever of 104 for 2 days no other symptoms took to doc said he has an enlarged spleen & liver. Possible causes?
A number of causes: Fever with enlarged spleen and liver (hepatosplenomegaly) in a child can be a variety of things. Many viral infections--Epstein-Barr and CMV in particular--could do this. Some animal-borne bacterial infections or even TB can do it as well. Finally, there are more dangerous things like leukemia and lymphoma that can present this way. Consult with your pediatrician or possibly an ID specialist. ...Read more
Doc said L ribs are swollen, labs fine. Some pain on L and R upper abdomen. Would enlarged spleen cause pain both sides? What else could it be?
Spleen: Your spleen is on the left only so it could not cause pain on your right. Your liver sits on your right side. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol with an enlarged spleen? I don't know the cause for the enlargement and all my doctor has told me is that I have to do blood tests
Yes: It's not uncommon for a person to have a big spleen for no reason whatever -- and we never find the cause. If you feel well and have no other findings, I wouldn't give it another thought. ...Read more
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