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My doc. has requested i wait 4 weeks before playing basketball with the possibility of my spleen of swelling. However, both the ER and my doc have examined me and my spleen appears to be normal. What means do I have to determine if my spleen would swell at any point?


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replied January 2nd, 2009
Spleen Answer A5234
Diagnosis that has been suggested: strep and mono



The subjective signs of a swollen spleen are often indefinite. They include pain and tenderness in the upper left abdomen. If enlargement is even bigger than normal, then a sense of heaviness might appear. If the spleen creates pressure on the surrounding organs (in more severe cases), then vomiting, cough, loss of breath and heart palpitations might occur.


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