upper left side abdominal pain and feel like bloating is it because of gas or swollen spleen

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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

Upper left side abdominal pain and feel like bloating. is it because of gas or swollen spleen?

Could be or else

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yes it could be a splenic condition (most commonly seen with mono) or gas or a stomach or pancreatic or colon or intestinal problem. Further clarification of your symptoms is useful in helping to determine a cause but radiologic studies may be necessary.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

Is there a quick cure for an enlarged spleen?

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"Splenomegaly" is always due to a primary process such as an underlying infection, liver disease, cancer, etc. While having an enlarged spleen can put one at slightly increased risk for trauma-related splenic injury, it is not an indication for splenectomy. The most critical issue is defining the cause: once that is treated, the spleen can return to normal size.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Are calcifications in the spleen dangerous?

No

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Here in Kansas City, they're usually from old healed histoplasmosis. They're extremely common and a total non-problem.
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Dr. Kim Capehart answered:

How big is the spleen?

For Adults

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It could be 12 cm (females) or 13 cm (males) or less for normal size of spleen.
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah answered:

Can a spleen regenerate?

Yes

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Spleen can regenerate by various mechanisms. Spleen once injured by trauma can implant itself in different parts of the abdomen, known as splenosis. Process similar to this can occur after the body recovers from serious infections. If the spleen is removed in it's entirety by surgery then the likely of regeneration is next to nothing.
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What causes a enlarged spleen?

Many causes

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The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and hemolytic anemia cause enlargement to compensate for the increased work. Congestion due to cirrhosis/portal hypertension cause enlargement by limiting blood flow out of the spleen. Tumors especially lymphoma can grow in the spleen as well.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Sometimes

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A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underlying disease and the specific issues caused by the spleen.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Why is the spleen prone to rupturing?

Soft on the inside

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Some parts of the body are soft on the inside and can't take a direct hit, or will rupture into pieces. Soft on the inside means not having tough fibrous strands to hold things in place. The brain is soft on the inside, but the skull protects it. The spleen is normally protected by the rib cage. In some diseases, the spleen enlarges and sticks down below the rib cage. Hit hard enough, it ruptures.
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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

Injury can be trivia

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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.
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What are the symptoms of a lacerated spleen?

Pain

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Could range from no pain to life threatening bleeding and severe pain.
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