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Help doctors! what're warning signs of rupturing spleen?

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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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.

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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I have bad pain coming from my lower left rib spine area could this be my spleen?

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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Can you guys tell me how bad would the pain be in a ruptured spleen?

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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Signs and symptoms of enlarged spleen and where would the mass be located ? Would it be hard or soft and palpable or not

Signs and symptoms of enlarged spleen and where would the mass be located ? Would it be hard or soft and palpable or not

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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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?

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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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?

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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2yrs old has a bad cough low fever took him to dr they say spleen inflamed but just a cold he's not eating but is drinking all he wants to do sleep?

2yrs old has a bad cough low fever took him to dr they say spleen inflamed but just a cold he's not eating but is drinking all he wants to do sleep?

COUGH, LOW GRADE: Fever, diminished appetite are signs of viral infection. I assume, the pediatrician mentioned some inflammation of 'lung', not spleen. As long as he is drinking well, not to worry. If not better in 5-7 days, or any worsening, check with the pediatrician. Tip: to get more accurate answer, mention country/ city/region/race, etc. (splenic enlargement is common in sickle cell disease/african race, etc). ...Read more

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My brain is feeling cold and it is throbbing really bad and also my left side where my spleen is located, is having a huge amount of pain?

My brain is feeling cold and it is throbbing really bad and also my left side where my spleen is located, is having a huge amount of pain?

Not sure: Its difficult to figure out what is wrong just based on those two symptoms. One possibility that comes so mind is mononuclesosis (aka mono). This could give you cold like symptoms and may affect the spleen also. Go see a doctor if you don't feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have cirrhosis with signs of portal hypertension..fluid around liver & spleen pain. is it possible to still have good blood counts which i have?!

I have cirrhosis with signs of portal hypertension..fluid around liver & spleen pain. is it possible to still have good blood counts which i have?!

Yes: There are numerous markers for progression of liver cirrhosis, and platelets / blood counts are just one of them. There are a number of other tests that can be used to determine how well your liver is functioning: PT/INR, Albumin, etc. To answer your question in short, yes it is still possible. ...Read more

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