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Spleen Damage Symptoms
Injury can be trivia: Or serious. If you haven't had surgery yet, you probably fall into former category. Left upper quadrant pain with radiation to shoulder tip, palpable mass or abdominal distention, and anemia symptoms such as lightheadedness are typical symptoms, but you need an imaging test to confirm. See a doctor if you have any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding and pain: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more
I do not have a spleen. I have a temp of 100.8 and am very weak. I do not have any other symptoms. Should i go see my dr?
Sepsis: Yes, patients with out spleen (splenectomized) have higher risk of acquiring certain infections. If you are not feeling well, better to have you checked by a health care provider. ...Read more
Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident in asymptomatic patients while other times associated with a multitude of symptoms such as malaise, abdominal swelling, pain, easy bruising... If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more
See pediatrician: Your baby's pediatrician is your best resource. There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen - from minor to major. Depends on the disease process, your pediatrician may also involve a hematologist in taking care of your baby. ...Read more
Abdominal Pain: The spleen is a very vascular organ. Significant trauma may cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity. Blood is an irritant to the lining of the abdomen, causing pain wherever the blood may be. While the spleen resides behind the rib cage in the left upper abdomen, the pain can occur wherever the blood goes. If severe, the anemia can cause a rapid heart rate and/or lightheadedness. ...Read more
Can a toddler have an enlarged spleen without any other symptoms? What would be the cause? Would symptoms eventually show up?
Spleen Enlargement:: Spleen lies in left upper quadrant of abdomen, under the rib cage. Normally not palpable, when palpable means-, double sized. Sometimes palpable spleen seen without any cause, resolves. Common cause: hemolytic anemia, e.g. Sickle cell, thalassemia, heriditary spherocytosis, pyruvate kinase deficiency, etc. Mono infection in children and adolescent causes enlargement. Talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more
I have a cyst in my spleen 13cm in size and partially calcified. Will aspiration of the cyst ease my symptoms, could it come back?
Perhaps: If the cyst has been growing at a progressive rate and your symptoms correlate with the growth, then aspiration may help; the chances of recurrence are low;. ...Read more
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