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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?

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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Random pretty bad pains in upper abdomen. Random small chest pains on left side toward center. Er said heart is ok and blood showed normal signs.?

Random pretty bad pains in upper abdomen. Random small chest pains on left side toward center. Er said heart is ok and blood showed normal signs.?

Gas pains: Syptoms represent different etiologies depending on whether you are under 20 or over 60, with this set of complaints oveer 60 myocrdial infarct is a common cause. Especially at the base of the heart. Under 20 GI causes such as spenic flexure syndrome with gas im colon can cause this type of condition. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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I'm 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.

I'm 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'm 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?

I'm 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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Is frequent hiccups sign of spleen enlargement. What is considered frequent? Toddler gets hiccups a lot

Is frequent hiccups sign of spleen enlargement. What is considered frequent? Toddler gets hiccups a lot

Common in toddlers: Toddlers and babies have immature brains. They are prone to having hiccups more than older children and adults. You can have the doctor check for any other causes, but it is likely normal. I have never seen hiccups from an enlarged spleen. I think theoretically it could irritate the diaphragm and cause them though. ...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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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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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?

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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Is dark urine a sign of ruptured spleen with mono?

Is dark urine a sign of ruptured spleen with mono?

Probably not: May be bilirubin from jaundice with liver effects of mono.
Or concentration if dehydrated.
Easily determined by urinalysis exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my spleen is dieing imin bad pain and told have a genetic blood clot disorder my spleen was hit by blood clot?

What do you suggest if my spleen is dieing imin bad pain and told have a genetic blood clot disorder my spleen was hit by blood clot?

Learn more: It's common for blood clots to follow blood flow to the spleen, and if a part of it has been infarcted (died from lack of blood flow) it's not a big deal though it can be uncomfortable. It's important you learn the name of the disease that affects your blood clotting, and whether it needs to be managed. Best wishes. Be proactive. ...Read more

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I had a CT in dec showed enlarged spleen, had another this week & the spleen is now even larger. Appt w/dr not for 3wks. Feeling bad. What can I do?

I had a CT in dec showed enlarged spleen, had another this week & the spleen is now even larger. Appt w/dr not for 3wks. Feeling bad. What can I do?

Depends: I hope you will be able to find help soon. Is this perceived delay in doctor appointment due to insurance arrangments? If not, can you see another doctor? Have you had any blood work done? Do you have symptoms such as pain or bruising that may require urgent care that may necessitate a visit to the er. If you can't wait, I would suggest to call your doctor and ask for a quicker referral/appt. ...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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Can a bad gallbladder have a connection to an enlarged spleen? Hida: gallbladder is not working and u/s says that my spleen index is 900 too. CBC OK.

Not usually,: But there are uncommon conditions such as hereditary spherocytosis which can result in gallstones and splenomegaly. Also, viral inflammatory processes could potentially affect gallbladder function and also cause an enlarged spleen. But in any case, it is not the gallbladder problem that is causing the enlarged spleen, it is a separate process causing both. Of course, they may also be unrelated. ...Read more

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I have recently done a sonography of the stomach and the pelvic, the results showed signs of many small cysts in my spleen, is it something serious?

I have recently done a sonography of the stomach and the pelvic, the results showed signs of many small cysts in my spleen, is it something serious?

Probably not: You may have congenital cysts, but cannot answer you for sure since need further information and seeing the imaging studies. ...Read more

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I am having very extremely bad stabbing pains under my left rib where my spleen is located. What do I do? When I bend forward to pick up something, (this leaves my tummy in a bunched up position). Right under my left rib the pain is stabbing and so bad

It: It sounds like you are having severe pain from this, so you need to be seen immediately by your doctor. Pain under your left rib can be caused by a problem with your lung, such as pleurisy, blood clots, or collapsed lung; it can be caused by stomach causes such as your spleen (rare), kidney problems, pancreas or intestinal problems, and it can even be caused by musculo-skeletal problems (problems with the muscles or the ribs). Please see your doctor. If your doctor cannot see you right away or if you have fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, or feel light-headed, then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more

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What can cause bad throat and swollen spleen?

What can cause bad throat and swollen spleen?

Infections: Many infections, both viral and bacterial, can cause throat pain and spleen enlargement. EBV virus (Mononucleosis) is a viral infection that can cause these symptoms, and more, but usually the spleen will not get large for at least a week or two after the onset of the illness. Spleen enlargement should always prompt follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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Bad throat and swollen spleen, what do you recommend?

Bad throat and swollen spleen, what do you recommend?

See your doctor: Please see your doctor for an evaluation and tests to see what is going on. You may need to take medications to prevent worsening. ...Read more

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Pin sign red spots just a few. In large spleen. Very tired night sweats and feeling hot most of the time what can be wrong with me.

Pin sign red spots just a few. In large spleen. Very tired night sweats and feeling hot most of the time what can be wrong with me.

Several posibilities: My major worry would be that you have infective endocarditis, which could be life-threatening. Very strongly suggest that you consult with an infectious diseases expert asap. Please do not delay. There are other things this could be, none of them very good to have. Please go and get taken care of as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Well my husbands spleen died. He had a bad back ache for a week and when we went to the ER we were told his spleen had died. No cause! ?

Well my husbands spleen died. He had a bad back ache for a week and when we went to the ER we were told his spleen had died. No cause! ?

That's not right.: You will need to see a doc to straighten this out. Spleens don't "die" without a good explanation. Need to get to bottom of this. F/u with your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have salmonella or not you see I ate a bunch of raw cake batter this morning and my ears, spleen, and neck hurt really bad?

I don't know if I have salmonella or not you see I ate a bunch of raw cake batter this morning and my ears, spleen, and neck hurt really bad?

Doubt it: Salmonella will give you diarrhea. I'd seek another explanation for your symptoms. We all do foolish things and I trust you'll avoid eating stuff with uncooked eggs in any case. ...Read more

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What is my life expectancy? Female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

What is my life expectancy? Female 47, chirossis, ascites, varices, damaged spleen alcohol the cause, happed 1 yr ago haven't drank since, feeling bad

See details: It is impossible to even guess based on the information you provided. Obviously you have severe liver disease and may end up needing a transplant. You need to discuss your concerns with the specialist treating you. ...Read more

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I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

I believe I have an enlarged spleen. My left side and left shoulder are hurting simultaneous. When my stomach is empty I feel it but it is not that bad. When my stomach is full I then feel it at its worse especially when I breath in deeply. I read that an

Splenomegaly: Or enlarged spleen occurs from infections, or from disorders of the blood producing cells. Liver disease can also cause the spleen to enlarge. An exam by a physician can determine easily whether yours is enlarged or not, and the cause. Visit your primary care soon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Spleen removed 8days ago. Running fever of 99.5. Bad gas hard to go bathroom but have went?

Spleen removed 8days ago. Running fever of 99.5. Bad gas hard to go bathroom but have went?

See your surgeon: You have several symptoms related most probably to your recent surgery. An examination by the operating surgeon should shed light to several post operative complication. Do not neglect the issue. Start with simply putting a call to him/her. Probably he will tell you to come for a check up. At least that what I would do. ...Read more