Since I have been detected with an enlarged spleen I have wanted to know: What are the discomforts caused by an enlarged spleen? Are there any symptoms to identify such a case?

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According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of an enlarged spleen include:


An enlarged spleen may cause:

No symptoms in some cases
Pain or fullness in the left upper abdomen that may spread to the left shoulder
Feeling full without eating or after eating only a small amount — this can occur when an enlarged spleen presses on your stomach
Frequent infections
Easy bleeding

Like many illnesses, the symptoms of an enlarged spleen are non-specific and shared with many other illnesses, so there is no single symptom or set of symptoms that identifies it. Diagnosis would require examination by a physician.


Enlarged spleen can reduce the number of healthy red blood cells, platelets and white cells in your bloodstream, leading to more frequent infections. Anemia and increased bleeding also are possible. A ruptured spleen can cause life-threatening bleeding into your abdominal cavity.

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