Why spleen hurts?
Pain that is severe or gets worse when you take a deep breath requires immediate medical attention. Infections such as hepatitis, syphilis, tuberculosis, malaria, endocarditis or mononucleosis can cause an enlarged spleen. Blood cancers such as leukemia, myelofibrosis, and Hodgkin lymphoma can also cause inflammation of the spleen.
What does pain from the spleen feel like? Since the spleen is located adjacent to the diaphragm, the person may experience pain around the shoulder blade. If the enlarged spleen compresses the stomach, the person may experience pain around the abdominal area and will be unable to eat large meals.
What are signs of spleen damage? The most prominent symptom of spleen damage is upper left abdominal pain under the ribcage or upper stomach pain. The area around the upper left abdomen can also feel tender, and the area surrounding the spleen will often be bruised.
What are the symptoms of an injured spleen? General Symptoms. Injury and inflammation of the spleen can cause a number of common symptoms. General symptoms associated with injury to the spleen include pain in the left side of the abdomen that spreads to the left shoulder, fatigue, lightheadedness and a weak pulse.
What is a bad spleen? The spleen is the most commonly injured abdominal organ, usually as a result of blunt trauma due to an automobile accident, significant fall or contact sports. Signs and symptoms vary based on the severity of the damage and associated internal bleeding.