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Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Can abdom. Pain, enlarged spleen, low WBC and platelets and swelling near the spine be early symptoms of cancer or some prob. Of the pancreas?

Yes they may or not: You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist. Enlargement of spleen can be due to chronic blood disorders or it can be due to blood cancer. So you need to have an evaluation by a blood cancer specialist to sort out what is causing you all of this problem. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Need expert advice. What illness can cause swelling around the spine?

Need expert advice. What illness can cause swelling around the spine?

Depends where the: Swelling is you are speaking of. If you are talking of within the spine, there are number of things, from infection to injury, things like transverse myelitis, etc. If it is in the meninges, infections like spinal meningitis can occur which causes swelling. If you are talking about outside the spine, where you can feel it on the outside, can be anything from spasms to infections. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have swelling at base of spine. I did not fall. Came on fast - overnight.

I have swelling at base of spine.  I did not fall.  Came on fast - overnight.

Hard to say: It is hard to say, there are many potential causes. It is unusual to have a spine related complaint in and of itself, so it is a little more likely it is something in the area. A bursa is a structure that can be inflamed and swollen in the area, an abcess can also cause atraumatic swelling. I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can swelling around the spine cause temporary paralysis?

Can swelling around the spine cause temporary paralysis?

No: I am not sure what kind of swelling you are talking about . But if it's outside the spine and the bony spine is intact then the answer is no. ...Read more

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I have aching pain and swelling along the spine. What are some ways to help it feel better?

I have aching pain and swelling along the spine. What are some ways to help it feel better?

Yoga: Yoga is great for improving posture, flexibility, balance, and strengthening of the core musculature. All of these can help back pain significantly?. ...Read more

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Should your spine be straight directly after surgery for sheurmans kyphosis or would it still be curved from swelling?

Should your spine be straight directly after surgery for sheurmans kyphosis or would it still be curved from swelling?

Juvenile Epiphysitis: IF THE PROBLEM WAS BAD ENOUGH TO OPERATE ON, IT MUST HAVE BEEN SEVERE. IF THE DOCTOR STRAIGHTENED IT, YOUR THORACIC SPINE IS NOW AS STRAIGHT AS IT WILL EVER BE WITHOUT FURTHER (ILL ADVISED) SURGERY. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU'VE GOT. I NO LONGER DO SPINAL SURGERY AND WOULD NEVER HAVE ATTEMPTED THIS. THE SWELLING WOULD NOT INTERFERE WITH THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR ALIGNMENT. SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU. ...Read more

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I can barely stand up: severe lower right back pain, with swelling in middle of back next to spine--started when I was standing putting on sock?

I can barely stand up: severe lower right back pain, with swelling in middle of back next to spine--started when I was standing putting on sock?

Muscle pull, disc: This is most likely muscle and would ice the back if it recent and later heat. Other causes such as sciatica caused by a slipped disc, nerve injury, bone injury all will need evaluation. See your physicain and if necessary see a specialist like a rheumatologist depending on the differential. ...Read more