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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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replied July 6th, 2009
I have had pain under my left rib for about 4 weeks now. I awaken sometimes in the morning by the pain under or inside my left rib cavity. I also suffer from diaherra that makes me feel nauseated, and I have hot flashes in my face like I am on fire while I have the diaherra episode. I have always been slightly anemic and bleed a lot from cuts and scratches. It all goes away when I finally use the bathroom except for the pain under my rib. Could I possibly have something wrong with my spleen? It just keeps repeating this cycle.

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replied July 6th, 2009
I forgot two other symptoms, If I tape myself with an ace bandage and have it come up under my left rib area it helps with the pain and it also hurts to breath when the pain is really intense.

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