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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 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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Should I get tested for HIV? I have never been sexual active. My doctor at the time when I was younger wanted the test. Enlarge spleen liver and other symptoms including swollen lymph nodes. My mom detest and refused even though the test is harmless.

Should I get tested for HIV? I have never been sexual active. My doctor at the time when I was younger wanted the test. Enlarge spleen liver and other symptoms including swollen lymph nodes. My mom detest and refused even though the test is harmless.

You are age 27: Forgive my frankness. This is none of your mother's business. While it is unlikely that a large liver has anything to do with HIV, it is one of a bunch of tests that are appropriate for generalized lymphadenopathy. Your mother has no right to your health information. Get it done and tell her you didn't. ...Read more

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Is dangerous to have a swollen spleen?

Is dangerous to have a swollen spleen?

Splenomegaly: The spleen is a very vascular organ in our body responsible for many functions, but can enlarge when over-taxed by filtering damaged blood cells or fighting infection. When it is large, it is very tense and at risk for rupture (a medical emergency). People with enlarged spleens are advised against contact sports or any activity that puts them at risk for abdominal trauma. ...Read more

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Should you smoke with a swollen spleen?

Should you smoke with a swollen spleen?

Trick question?: Shouldn't smoke with a normal spleen. And why is your spleen swollen anyway? That's a better question. ...Read more

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Could sneezing erupt a swollen spleen?

Could sneezing erupt a swollen spleen?

Unlikely: Sneezing can have some significant effects, but i was unable to find a published case where the spleen was affected. For more examples of severe effects from sneezing, see by blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/12/sneezing-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/. ...Read more