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Can an enlarged spleen cause pain under left arm?

I have a rare condition of the spleen- SANT- basically a benign vascular mass . Schlerosing Angiomatid Nodular Transformation of the Spleen. It was diagnosed when scanning the gut. I am not ill but the surgeon wants to remove it as a precaution. It is being monitored but the surgeon wants to remove it - I would prefer to keep it if possible.

Recently I have had pain under my left shoulder blade and under left arm. Does anyone know if this could be related??

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Could be spleen or pancreas giving referred pain in those areas. When you say under left arm do you mean in the armpit or down under the rib cage.


both actually Bolly


Have you checked if the armpit pain is swollen lymph glands?


yep- not swollen :)


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