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Is it safe to travel if my spleen and liver are swollen?

Is it safe to travel if my spleen and liver are swollen?

Yes: However, you should take general precautions to avoid the risk of a DVT (deep venous thrombosis, or clot formation) by getting up and walking every two hours, especially if you are overweight, smoke, use birth control pills, have cancer or a history of dvt. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

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


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Is it too late to treat hep c if your spleen and liver are swollen and your platelets are low?

Is it too late to treat hep c if your spleen and liver are swollen and your platelets are low?

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

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How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

How can I tell if my liver or spleen is swollen?

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

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How would I know if my liver/spleen was swollen if I have mono?

Mono: Having your doctor perform a physical examination and palpating the areas. If concerns arose, imaging could be undertaken. ...Read more

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I am 20 and have liver damage and swollen spleen, what to do?

I am 20 and have liver damage and swollen spleen, what to do?

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

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What to do if I have mono, how do I know if my liver/spleen is swollen?

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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Swollen liver, spleen, weight loss unable to eat?

Swollen liver, spleen, weight loss unable to eat?

Without knowing: More about this situation I would simply tell you to go and see your doctor as soon as you can..... ...Read more

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Friend 45 yr old ultrasound swollen spleen pancreas and liver blood work fine liver area hurts what are the possibilities of cause?

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

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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?

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?

Depends.: In order to make a good judgment here, we would need to see the actual lab test results and the ultrasound or CT scan results. If you would like to consult us on Healthtap Prime, one of us can try to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long can glandular fever, abnormal liver function and swollen spleen last?

How long can glandular fever, abnormal liver function and swollen spleen last?

Glandular fever: Following infection by the virus, symptoms usually persist for 2-3 weeks, but fatigue can be more prolonged. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick. What could it be?

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

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I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

I'm concerned because I have swollen abdomen and spleen and really sick?

See your PCP soon: How long this has been going on? You should be investigated for the reasons that caused your abdomen to swell, is it ascites/ why is your spleen enlarged/ see you primary care physician right away. ...Read more

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What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

What happens if a swollen spleen burst and blood spills into the abdomen?

You will die unless: Emergent action is taken to stop the bleeding and to remove the ruptured spleen. ...Read more

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I plan on getting myself help. However my right upper abdomen seems to be swollen and hurts sometimes. Should I go to the ER?

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

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Swelling in upper abdomen headaches and swollen feet?

Swelling in upper abdomen headaches and swollen feet?

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

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I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?

I have a swollen upper abdomen and pain on my left side with massive gas, pain and bloating on my left side.?

Stomach: Upper abomen pain and swelling means a stomach problem if symptoms unrelieved by otc gas & acid control meds, go for an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Is it safe to sleep on my stomach while I have an enlarged spleen/liver from infectious mononucleosis?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more