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What are the symptoms of an enlarged spleen?

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The most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:

  • Being unable to eat a large meal
  • Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen. This pain may spread to your left shoulder.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 27, 2020

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 27, 2020

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