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Enlarged Spleen + Some Others

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  • Posted By: Phasss
  • July 22, 2013
  • 10:20 PM


A few months ago, I began having some mild pain in my lower left abdomen. This was coupled with some digestive problems, primarily loose stool (which is abnormal for me and prompted me to seek medical opinions). Anyhow, I went to a gastroenterologist who recommended an ultrasound and then a CT scan once we had the U/S results. Both of them showed mild splenomegaly. I don't have the exact numbers but it's only mildly enlarged.

At the same time as all of this, I have developed a dandruff problem which can be held under control by selenium sulfide but nonetheless returns. Finally, I have had concentration issues and have been dealing with a kind of brain fog since all of this began. It's not terribly severe to the point where I can't do anything, but I have a harder time remembering things than I used to and can't seem to think as well as previously.

So at this point it's been around five months since the first ultrasound. I was tested for Hepatitis (panel), Epstein Barr, and Mono. Only EBV came back positive, so they've been waiting it out to see if the spleen goes down. However, I can still feel it and know it isn't going down - in addition, I'm nearly 100% sure it isn't related to EBV or mono. My routine bloodwork, which was done right before all of this, showed that I'm otherwise in perfect health (no elevated blood counts in particular).

I'm a 22 year old male who is experiencing no other symptoms save for the ones mentioned here. I feel mostly well, have been exercising (light weights), and generally going about my day. My diet is very good and I'm positive all of this is unrelated to it. My general feeling is that it's some sort of microscopic thing (virus, bacteria, etc) that we haven't identified rather than some sort of cancer or anything serious like that. I will be asking for a script for a Lyme test at my parents behest the next time I can (though I highly doubt that's what it is).

I will be seeing my GI again in a week or two and am looking for ideas to suggest or at least speak with him about. Any ideas would be awesome.

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