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Swollen spleen, lymph nodes stomach lining, sharp abdo pain left side

hey everyone, I'm 22 years old and for the past 8 weeks I have been experiencing sharp pain on the left side of my adomen at the begging it was radiating everywhere now it's just in the same spot. It worsens when I eat and I literally get so bloated it looks like I'm pregnant and then I get the feeling of trapped gas stuck and it's so uncomfortable. I had a CT scan and it detected my spleen was enlarged and I had lymph nodes all along the stomach lining and then portal vein is also 'prominent '. I had blood tests done and turns out I have glandular fever my doctor didn't give me any treatment as there is nothing for glandular fever just corticosteroid and rest, he said it should go away in a few weeks and doesn't last long, but my question is I have had this pain for 8 weeks now?! Doesn't make any sense. Other then that I'm asymptomatic besides headaches, sore bones and fatigue. What do I do? I can't handle it anymore someone please please help

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Adding- I've also been vommiting in the mornings maybe once a week and have nausea and bad reflux, trouble opening my bowels as well!

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Hi Kristal,

As much as we sympathise greatly with your distressing symptoms, I’m afraid we cannot speculate on what is causing them medically particularly as the doctor has already diagnosed you with glandular fever. Unfortunately it can create some of the issues you describe.

This is a site primarily for people much older than yourself who have been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia which is a treatable but incurable blood cancer. It’s virtually unheard of for a person of 22 yrs to be diagnosed with this.

Please seek the urgent attention of your doctor and request a further opinion if your symptoms are not easing but sadly, it would be unwise for members on here to speculate on causes or try to offer you experiential help because you have not been diagnosed with CLL.

Wishing you the very best,


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