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Enlarged Spleen and Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2007
  • 11:40 PM

Hello everyone, I am hoping someone can help me with my problem. Two years ago I had a CT scan that revealed that I had an enlarged spleen. I am 6'6" and 300 pounds with no other symptoms, my doctors told me it was probably just because I am large anyway. I recently saw a new doctor and she recommended that I get an ultrasound. It too showed that I have an enlarged spleen (19 cm) and she sent me to a hematologist. He gave me a physical exam (no sign of enlarged lymph nodes), ran some blood tests (all showed nothing of interest), and felt my spleen (which was enlarged). Recently, I have been having dull pain from the spleen area that I would consider a 5-6 on a ten scale. Other than being overweight, I am in pretty good physical condition.

Any ideas or other areas I can explore. I am fearful the pain will get worse or the spleen might possibly rupture?!?!?!


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