|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||1%||Ruled out|
|Enlarged Spleen||0%||Ruled out|
|Congestive Heart Failure||0%||Ruled out|
Have you noticed pressure or 'fullness' under your lower left rib cage, which is painless or slightly tender? (Do not answer this question if there is significant pain in this area because that is covered elsewhere.)
Possible responses:→ Don't know / the pain is significant
→ Yes, slight pressure with no/slight pain
→ Yes, definite pressure with no/slight pain
Enlarged Spleen also suggests the following possibilities:
In severe failure of the right ventricle, elevated venous pressures are transmitted to the portal system, leading to congestion of the spleen and splenomegaly.
Hypersplenism is sometimes referred to as enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), but in fact an enlarged spleen is one of the symptoms of hypersplenism. What differentiates hypersplenism is its premature destruction of blood cells.
About 50-75% of people with mononucleosis have some spleen enlargement, usually seen two to three weeks after they first become sick. Whether or not the spleen is enlarged, people who have mono should not lift heavy objects or exercise vigorously – especially participating in contact sports – for two months after they get sick, because these activities increase the risk of rupturing the spleen, which can be life-threatening. If you have mono and get a severe sharp, sudden pain on the left side of your upper abdomen, go to an emergency room immediately.
ALL, CML, or hairy cell leukemia can cause enlargement of the spleen.