Uncomfortable spleen area
Posted 03 October 2015 - 01:51 PM
Thank you , Kelly
Posted 03 October 2015 - 02:47 PM
I lost my spleen in 1982 due to staging for Hodgkins Disease, so I wouldn't know anything about CML-related splenic enlargement or pain HOWEVER, I am a trained (professional???) paramedic and vaguely remember my instructors talking about this thing called the stomach, which is located in the same quadrant of the abdomen. Make sure your pain isn't coming from gastric issues, such as an ulcer or hiatal hernia. Gall badder or kidney pain also can sometimes be perceived as originating in that region.
Seriously, make sure you mention it to your Doc during your next visit. A Gastroenterology referral may be in order. Good Luck and keep us posted.
Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:00 PM
The spleen is injured by the expansion and takes a very long time to heal. Even after it heals it can give off pain signals, which I call "ghost pains". The ribs are very close so they can press on the spleen especially when sitting or bending over.
Posted 05 October 2015 - 01:47 PM
I agree with Trey. I'm 4 years into this journey and spleen pains...or ghost pains come and go. Sometimes to the point of going to the er to only be told that nothing is there. I dont run to the er over every little scare. Sometimes these pains are short lived, but some have lasted for weeks.
Diagnosed in September 2011. Tried one year of Sprycel. Had great response. Became undetectable in a few months. Changed to Tasigna hoping for less side effects. Self medicated myself down to 20% dose and held for 3 years before becoming detectable again. It has been a journey that has helped me realize what life is about! I am all about a balanced life. I firmly agree with my decision to lower my dose. What is life if you aren't living? Mine will never be the way it was, but it is going to be as good as I can make it! Drs PRACTICE medicine, we can guide our dr to help us with a better life! Don't settle until it's acceptable to you!
Posted 10 October 2015 - 10:32 PM
Are sharp shooting intermittent pains in the hip bone common too? I've had occasional sharp pains in my left hip bone that come and go, but one day last week, several times in one day I had really sharp, shooting pains in my right hip bone. The pain on the right was intense, but was only intermittent for that one day.
Posted 12 October 2015 - 11:50 AM
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