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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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I have been diagnosed with mono again and have been told my spleen is enlarged. I was wanting to know is it a bad sign if my ULQ is silently painful ?

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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I have been diagnosed with mono again and have been told my spleen is enlarged.  I was wanting to know is it a bad sign if my ULQ is silently painful ?

Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen from mono can certainly be painful and would be a good reason to rest . The left upper quadrant or LUQ, is certainly where the spleen hangs out. This type of discomfort should be checked out by your doctor, however. As soon as possible. Definitely do not exercise when this is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. David Mcadams
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Help doctors! what're warning signs of rupturing spleen?

Dr. David Mcadams
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Help doctors! what're warning signs of rupturing spleen?

Splenic rupture: If you had time to log on and write this question you probably don't have a splenic rupture. This condition requires immediate attention. The most common cause is due to blunt abdominal trauma (though there are less common nontraumatic causes). Generally when the spleen ruptures you will have left upper quadrant abdominal pain. The loss of blood can be significant and can cause shock. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Im having some odd discomfort under my left ribs, & some under my left boob between a rib. Is this bad?Could it be spleen? I feel like i need massage.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Im having some odd discomfort under my left ribs, & some under my left boob between a rib. Is this bad?Could it be spleen? I feel like i need massage.

Spleen would B lower: Than under boobs. More than likely your acid reflux is kicking in, and you may be experiencing heartburn, since that is also part of your medical history. Watch the type of foods you are eating, or food combination. Also, too much processed, greasy foods can cause this too. Best to eat organic, less pesticide, processed chemicals if your GI tract is sensitive.See your doctor if it continues for xm. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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I have bad pain coming from my lower left rib spine area could this be my spleen?

Dr. Steven Sheskier
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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I have bad pain coming from my lower left rib spine area could this be my spleen?

Many things: Pain in the left upper quadrant can be from your!: ribs, muscles, diaphragm, spleen, colon, lungs, pancreas, kidneys to name a few structures ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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I'm 31 yrs of age 197 lbs , I have fatty infiltration liver and a enlarged spleen how bad can this be?

Dr. Martin Raff
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I'm 31 yrs of age 197 lbs , I have fatty infiltration liver and a enlarged spleen how bad can this be?

Very bad: You can become cirrhotic.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can you guys tell me how bad would the pain be in a ruptured spleen?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Can you guys tell me how bad would the pain be in a ruptured spleen?

Amazingly: Some people have only mild to moderate pain, but usually it is severe. The only way to tell if spleen is ruptures and if you need to have surgery to repair it is to get imaging studies, usually with a ct scan. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Grieco
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Signs and symptoms of enlarged spleen and where would the mass be located ? Would it be hard or soft and palpable or not

Dr. Robert Grieco
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Under left ribs: The spleen is hard to feel unless it is very enlarged. It is a very soft organ but in some conditions it becomes very swollen and tense. In that case you can feel the edge of it below the left lower rib cage. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Board Certified, Urology
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Im 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

Dr. Robert Bennett
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Im 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

CYST: The size and presummed origin of the cyst determine the nature of the problem. A septation places it into a different category if it's from the kidney but it is still very likely to be benign and unlikely to cause symptoms unless it grows. The key is the thickness of the wall and if there is blood flow or calcifications seen in the walls or septum. These are in a more serious category. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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It's about Neice. Doctors say that spleen is is sing in her body. She has heart problem, one of the ventricles is 1.7mm and no signs of growing. She r?

Dr. Thomas Josa
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It's about Neice.
Doctors say that spleen is is sing in her body. She has heart problem, one of the ventricles is 1.7mm and no signs of growing. She r?

Complex: Incomplete question so I'm not certain what you are asking but sounds like there are multiple congenital malformations and that specialists are best suited to manage them. The absence of a spleen puts her at risk of some serious infections such as pneumococcal pneumonia and meningococcal meningitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I was diagnosed with mono two months ago. Since then my spleen aches whenever i go to class. It is a bad idea to go to new york in three weeks?

Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I was diagnosed with mono two months ago. Since then my spleen aches whenever i go to class. It is a bad idea to go to new york in three weeks?

Mononucleosis: Gen. Guidelines for treatment include rest, non-caffeinated drinks, anti-inflammatories, avoidance of strenuous exercise or contact sports (these would increase the risk of splenic rupture.) you could return to moderate training if there is no fever, no enlargement of the spleen, and if the liver function tests are normal. In general, after four weeks strenuous activity is allowed. ...Read more

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