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What To Do If You Have An Enlarged Spleen
Alcohol: There are many causes of enlarged liver and spleen, however, the most common thing people do intentionally that causes this abnormality is drink excessively that causes fatty liver and cirrhosis. Other diseases, like infections, leukemias, lymphomas can also cause enlargement of these organs. ...Read more
See your doctor: It is important to determine the cause of the abnormality. Enlargement of both liver and spleen is not a trivial matter. Please see your doctor for a check and lab tests to determine the cause. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Pain rt upper abdomen, gen.Weakness and fatigue as liver is the metabolic factory of body involved in biochemical reactions involving carbos, proteins, fats.Alcohol related dz-can progress to cirrhois-scarring of liver and congestion of veins from backlog related to liver, with rupture of veins , blood loss through esophageal veins, cancer can develop in both alcohol related and non alcohol related dz. ...Read more
Inflammed appendix: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below. ...Read more
You won't.: Someone's gotta check. That's the simplest method. It's part of a basic physical exam. Otherwise CT or MRI. Enlarged spleens aren't painful, but can rupture easily. Mono (EBV) enlarges spleens. Trauma, can too, from bleeding. A bonehead once drove into me while in a crosswalk, from the left. Thankfully I flew up overhead. Felt fine, but rescue insisted on a CT (it was normal). ...Read more
See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more
Piercing with Pus: The skin may be pink or red, warm & swollen. It may be tender to touch and may contain pus. Red streaking, fever or swollen lymph nodes means that things are really out of control. If you believe that you have an infected piercing please seek prompt medical treatment. ...Read more
Fever: Infection is very rare-but fever and redness at any site with tenderness. Any yellow discharge would also be important. If you have doubts, your surgeon would appreciate your calling the office to let them know. If worried-then ask to be seen by Dr. No Dr. likes to have a patient suffer thru an infection. ...Read more
Here are...: I realize the digital rectal exam (DRE) is the most dreadful part of prostate exam. To ease the tension from DRE, do these: anticipate some discomfort but not bad; keep both hip joints in at least 90-degree flexion in either standing or lateral position; open mouth, take deep breath, and relax the anus. These together will make DRE a more acceptable experience than ever. Best wish... ...Read more
Spleen: The pain most commonly associated with a traumatic splenic rupture is for the most part localized to the left upper quadrant of the abdomen . This localized pain can at times become generalized yielding diffuse abdomen pain. Additionally some patient may experience a phenomenon known as kehr's sign which is left sided diaphragmatic irritation that results in left shoulder pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not infected: Most gallbladder problems are not truly infections, but rather blockage of the gallbladder opening by gallstones (called biliary colic or cholecystitis), exemplified by pain after eating and nausea. In the event the bile actually get infected, patients can become very sick, with elevation in bilirubin, fever, elevated white count (cholangitis). Diagnosis is made clinically and by ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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