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Determining a swollen spleen

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I had an ultrasound in March 2007 and my spleen was 15cm and then another scan in Sept. 2007 and it was 14cm. I still have the same pain in my left shoulder blade and rib cage that i had back in 2007, but two weeks ago i had another ultrasound which showed my spleen was 13.5cm. My Doctor told me this was normal? Is it normal or is my spleen still swollen?

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replied February 9th, 2009
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Diagnosis that has been suggested: I was told my spleen was swollen because of all the infections i have had over the last 12 years. Recently i was told my spleen is now normal 13.5cm in length.
Current medical status: CFS, high blood pressure, recurring infections (throat, eyes, ears and chest), low white blood cell count, fatigue, weakness, joint pain, muscle cramps/ spasms, swollen armpits, headaches and occasional dizziness.
Current medical treatment: 1 x Co-Diovan 160mg/12.5mg for bp daily, Lyrica 75mg x 3 daily for pain in left shoulder blade and front left rib cage, Keral 25mg x 3 daily for same pain, Dona Glucosamine powder x 1 for joint pain, Just finished taking pencillin for throat infection.

The dimensions of the spleen are: length 11 cm, width 7 cm, thickness 5 cm. According to the dimensions you reported your spleen might still be swollen. However, the density of the spleen tissue is visible in ultrasonography. When a tissue is swollen, it contains more fluid than usual and the density is decreased. This condition is visible when examined with ultrasonography. You might want to look for a second opinion.

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