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What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

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 more

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What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

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

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Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Splenomegaly: Full feeling, pressure, or pain near the bottom of the ribs on the left. May have no symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

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

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Baby has enlarged spleen symptoms what should we do?

Baby has enlarged spleen symptoms what should we do?

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

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What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

Severe pain: Usually severe l side pain on the abdomen or shoulder pain. Also dizziness due to massive blood loss and flank bruising. It is an emergency! www.Drlugo.Com. ...Read more

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I just got over a sever case of mono I know my spleen is swollen but all my symptoms have been gone for about 2 weeks can I start doing light lifts?

I just got over a sever case of mono I know my spleen is swollen but all my symptoms have been gone for about 2 weeks can I start doing light lifts?

Up to 5 pounds: The risk you are trying to avoid is spleen rupturing. Lifting is very unlikely to do that, so light lifting is fine. Basically you can lift light loads as this is not going to rupture the spleen, probably 5-10 pounds, no more. More importantly, you need to avoid activities that you could accidentally get kicked or hit in the abdomen with. So even just wrestling playfully on floor could injure. ...Read more

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