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Is It Safe To Travel If My Spleen And Liver Are Swollen
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Complicated: It is not too late to be treated, but the damage already done to the liver is not likely to be reversible. This is assuming that your hepatic and splenic enlargement is due to your hepatitis, and not to something else. Please see a doctor and be appropriately managed. ...Read more
Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provider such as a primary care physician. Such a person can take a history from you and then examine your body. If after that, there are questions left unanswered, imaging studies such as an ultrasound and/or a few lab tests might be helpful. ...Read more
Find the cause: Especially if liver disease is giving you a big spleen, you need to insist that your physician give you a scientific explanation. Get educated about this -- it may be life and death for you. ...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
Friend 45 yr old ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause?
Possibly from liver: If there is splenomegaly, one cause would be congested blood backing up from the liver venous circulation. The GI or hepatologist need to be involved to find the cause, benign or from other causes need to ruled out. Blood work may not show causes but a team with radiologist, internist, gastroenterologist need to look at your friend in the whole to evaluate causes and recommend course of action ...Read more
Is 776ggt level cancer levels in liver? Swollen spleen n cyst n left kidney...which of these is the most dangerous and should be treated first?
Bone marrow results blast cells 6.0 /6% and Tdt 15:su67642, has swollen Liver and spleen should I wait two months to follow up what might this mean?
Not enough information: Cannot tell the diagnosis or the condition of the patient, complex cases as such need to be followed closely and judgement is with treating team. Please ask the Hematologist or the primary physician responsible for the case, wish you wellness ...Read more
Here's is results of tests to date no biopsies have been done yet. 2 nodules in neck- polyps in upper GI - swollen liver and spleen with lesions.?
Ovary: Biopsy a lession in neck. It could come from one of the ovaries. ...Read more
Had mono over the summer. Spleen was swollen & high liver enzymes. I'm in college and a few days after drinking it feels like my spleen hurts. Ideas?
Mono: Spleen in involvement usually resolves after 4-6 weeks, also drinking should not affect your spleen. Perhaps your stomach is what may be hurting? It is in the same area of your abdomen. ...Read more
I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months. Specialists trying to figure out why. Woke up this morn w/swollen feet. Should I call doctor?
Yes: This new symptom may help give a clue as to your issue with the enlarged liver and spleen. In addition it likely represents either leaky vessels from inflammation or excessive pressure in the veins of the body. Stop eating sodium and limit it's consumption. Avoid nsaids, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) naprosyn. Call your doctor for an appointment. Elevating the legs higher than your heart will help. ...Read more
Should I get tested for HIV? I have never been sexual active. My doctor at the time when I was younger wanted the test. Enlarge spleen liver and other symptoms including swollen lymph nodes. My mom detest and refused even though the test is harmless.
You are age 27: Forgive my frankness. This is none of your mother's business. While it is unlikely that a large liver has anything to do with HIV, it is one of a bunch of tests that are appropriate for generalized lymphadenopathy. Your mother has no right to your health information. Get it done and tell her you didn't. ...Read more
Too many poss: This is too vague. I am not sure how u can feel ur spleen. If it is truly enlarged, there are many possibilities. You need to be seen in person by ur doctor and then referred to hematologist if appropriate. ...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
I plan on getting myself help. However my right upper abdomen seems to be swollen and hurts sometimes. Should I go to the ER?
See your doctor.: There are several potential causes of pain in the right side of the abdomen. If it is an intermittent problem, then I would go ahead and see your primary care doctor rather than utilizing the emergency room. I would only go to the ER if the pain was unbearable and you couldn't get into see your doctor soon enough. Otherwise, go ahead and make an appointment now. Good luck. ...Read more
Heart failure: The upper abdominal swelling, swollen feet and headache could all be related. It merits a careful medical examination. Hypertension, if it exists, can cause headaches and heart failure; the heart failure can cause a congested (swollen) liver and edema (swelling) of ones feet. Usually, one tries to explain multiple symptoms with as few causes as possible. ...Read more
I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?
I have swelling and bloating for four days- upper abdomen is swollen and hard- when I touch upper right abdomen ribs are painful to touch
Cholecystitis/Pancre: See MD ASAP or go to ER. ...Read more
Getting aching pains in groin area & veins r swollen inside scrotum. Can feel when testis r touched. General pain in left lower back, upper abdomen.
See a doctor now: Pain in the groin with associated swelling could be due to twisting or "torsion" of the testicle. This is a serious problems and prompt medical care is needed to avoid loss of a testicle or other problem. Other conditions can cause these symptoms but you need to see a doctor to see what is causing the problem. ...Read more
Is it safe to get a massage w/an enlarged spleen & liver? I was given a gift certificate but am scared to use it. I heard you can rupture the organ?
Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?
Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoid bicycle riding, jogging, or contact sports, anything where you could fall & traumatize both organs, until their swelling subsided. ...Read more
Is it safe to have ultrasound therapy and electrotherapy to help with swollen, sore abdomen that is still numb?
Yes: All therapy should be safe in the trained hands under proper conditions. ...Read more
What can swell up in right upper abdomen!? Kindey, gallbladder stones where ruled out, pancreas is normal too no hernia or cyst liver is good too
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. An exam is appropriate. ...Read more
I had mono last year. It was extremely severe. I had trouble with my spleen and liver being inflamed. It swelled. Still does. Is that normal?
Consult your doctor.: Most of the time, mononucleosis is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. People who get it usually get better and become carriers for life. In rare cases some people develop chronic active EBV infection. Your doctor can test for this and other possible causes of your symptoms, such as hepatitis or toxoplasmosis, helping to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more