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How Do Doctors Treat Swollen Spleens Caused By Mono
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a swollen neck and vomiting - doctor has ruled out strep and mono. What else could be the cause?
Is it okay to have mild pains in my left side? I dont know for a fact that my spleen is swollen but I was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago.
Duration of illness: The fact that one's spleen swells during the course of mononucleosis means that the spleen is functioning properly. It is a filter for bacteria and abnormal blood cells, and as such will swell in a state that gives rise to these conditions. The spleen size is often monitored by your doctor while you are ill and the recession of spleen size is an indication of improving health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got over a sever case of mono I know my spleen is swollen but all my symptoms have been gone for about 2 weeks can I start doing light lifts?
Up to 5 pounds: The risk you are trying to avoid is spleen rupturing. Lifting is very unlikely to do that, so light lifting is fine. Basically you can lift light loads as this is not going to rupture the spleen, probably 5-10 pounds, no more. More importantly, you need to avoid activities that you could accidentally get kicked or hit in the abdomen with. So even just wrestling playfully on floor could injure. ...Read more
Found on exam: If you know how to look for it the liver edge can be detected below its normal position and the spleen could be felt on the left side of the abdomen. I know of few people who could realistically judge either on themselves.The physician can determine this on physical exam or ultrasound. ...Read more
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