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Okay just got my results back. All blood work was fine, everything negative. I don't think they did the full panel for celiac though. Said liver and kidney function was good. Ultrasound showed everything good except for a "slightly enlarged spleen" 

What does this mean, I'm so scared it's cancer. I'm 25yrs male 

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Don't worry until speaking with your physician. I had a tough bout with mono this past year, which can cause spleen enlargement. Best of luck. 

 

Wouldn't I have noticed if I had Mono? I had a really bad flu which became a pnuemonia a few months ago. Idk if that could have caused the spleen to swell.

Also a few days ago, right before the symptoms I fell racing motorcycles. I landed on my left rib and tumbled a good amount of times hitting both ribs each time. You think it could have been the trauma. I forgot to mention that to the doctor.

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Hi Victor :)

I gonna be straight with you.....'settle your ass down'.  Seriously, you're gonna be fine.  If there was a serious problem with your spleen the blood work would show it.  I put my money on the motorcycle fall. 

A lot of veterans here were close to being, or were, physically disabled and had little or no quality of life before diagnosis.  It took many of us 15 to 20 years of being sick until we were finally diagnosed correctly.  We certainly were not out riding motorcycles. 

Throughout your life you will experience injury, disease, stress and anxiety and so much more.  It's just how life is.  I am grateful for each day I wake up in the morning.  Then I'm thankful that I can get out of bed and take care of myself.  You know, you can live with disease, disabilities and many more issues that change your life.  I live with Cancer, Vitiligo, Celiac, Sjogrens, Reynaulds, Connective Tissue Disorder, Hypothyroidism, Bi-Polar Disease, ....Oh, and lesions showing up in my brain and more stuff you just don't want to know about.  To top it all off, I just started Menopause (that seriously sucks). 

Now, I live a great life.  I paint, draw, work with gem stones, meditate with bineural beats, read, play with my dogs, enjoy my parakeets, adore and spend every moment I can with my Husband and I'm about to become a Grandma :).  Life is great.  As we age we adapt to new normals.  Age and disease bring restrictions which we have to accept. 

There is a saying, "Don't borrow worry".  Look into a couple things while you wait for your Doc appt.  1.  Mindfulness, 2. Meditation, including bineural beats.  Alpha Waves, Theta Waves and Delta Waves for meditation.  Did you know that stress alone can effect the immune system?  Control the things you can, let the rest go.

Hang in there Victor :)

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Thank you so much for your post!! 

To be honest, I think I either have Celiac or IBS. I know stress is ruining me. I'm anxious and stressed 24/7 and its affecting my life.

I have all the common symptoms for celiac even down to the canker sores in the mouth, the gas and bloating, the D and brain fog, depression and etc... List goes on. .

I also don't think my spleen is too much of a worry. It's probably just the fall trauma or maybe I just have a big spleen, who knows. I just need to calm down and fast!! Only time and tests will tell. Next up is probably more blood tests and an endoscopy and maybe colonoscopy. Might as well check everything. 

Any specific tests or questions you think I should ask? 

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I had mono without knowing I had mono. 

Why don't you start looking into gluten free recipes/ healthier eating?  When testing is over give the gluten free diet a try, especially if you get an IBS diagnoses.

interesting, so it can be possible I had or have mono causing the spleen to slightly enlarge. I read its very common in mono infections. 

I think my digestive issues are related to something else. Either IBS or a food intolerance. Maybe even my severe stress.

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No offense, but I'm gonna guess it's stress.

I believe someone suggested probiotics would be a good place to start. Scott just posted an article that shows negative gut bacteria and a greater link to Celiac.   Keep a food journal to help track down a food intolerance.

but how would stress affect my spleen. Hmm

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Victor, Did the Doc test you for Celiac?  What were the results?  Why are you worried about an endoscope and colonoscopy already.  A colonoscopy does not test for Celiac.  Your bloodwork so far has been negative.  You really have to settle down and go thru the steps with your Doctor.  No one here knows what might or might not be wrong with you.  I do know one thing, the self-imposed stress and anxiety is going to make you feel sick.  Are you still eating gluten?  What has your Doctor said to you?  Do you have a followup appointment?

Probiotics are a good idea.  There are plenty of threads here on that topic so read them.  Don't worry about your spleen, your Doctor will tell you if and when to take action.  You are not dying Victor....you are going through testing.  One more thing.  STRESS and ANXIETY can cause all of the symptoms you have written here.  I will tell you again to read up on what I suggested.  It will reduce your stress.

Victor, this guessing game of yours has got to stop.  Go through the testing regimen like everyone else.  You will get answers and take action if needed.

Calm down...

Colleen


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Your 110% right. I can't continue like this. I literally spent all day yesterday in bed just on my phone researching my symptoms, my spleen, all types of cancer and fatal disease. I'm not going to let this consume me anymore. 

I saw a GI today and he examined my stomach and listened to my symptoms. He didn't seem to concerned. He just wants me to feel better. I'm scheduled for a endoscopy. He was really informative on celiac and said he will be checking the stomach and the intestine for celiac damages and will be taking biopsys. He also informed me of false negatives in blood work. A really good informed doctor. He's also going to test for bacteria, infections and etc.. Like H. Pylori for example and check for ulcers, Div, UC and etc..

As far as my "slightly enlarged spleen" he said It not something I should be really worried about but to monitor it and if I want to see a specialist about it. I'm still a little concerned about it because all read online is cancer but then again that seems to be the diagnosis for anything you search. He said I don't have any alarming symptoms.

So have the endoscopy in about 12 days and I was wondering if I should eat abit of Gluten each day to make the endoscopy show any damage. 

Anything else I should do or see?

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Victor, Victor, we've told you before NOT to quit eating gluten until ALL testing is done but you did not listen. Instead you were obsessed with looking up horror stories of cancer & spleens & anything else you could find that was super dramatic. HERE:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-is-a-gluten-challenge

It says:

  • Prior to an endoscopic biopsy we recommend 2 weeks of eating gluten.

Gluten free Dec. 2011
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Reynaud's October 2018

Rheumatoid Arthritis October 2018

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I know, I'm hopeless :(

the endoscopy is about two weeks away. I aatea burger today with regular wheat bread. I'm following the equivalent of 4 pieces of toast a day. Let's see what the endoscopy shows. 

I just want answers! From my GI issues to this damn spleen ha-ha. I seem to be the only one worried about it. 

Anyways I've been eating finally and wow each meal I want more, feel like I'm starving ha-ha. Although I am nauseousright now, but I'm sure it's because of the fast food burger. I get nauseous eating fast food or greasy food. What if its my gallbladder? Oh god you guys probably think I'm crazy.

I'm going to try some tea and meditation to relax. 

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Do the same today and everyday until your appointment.  Meditation, Music, and get some Chamomille Tea,.  Limit your caffeine and sugar.  Take walks, get exercise.  Eat good gluten food but try to stay away from fast food because it's greasy and just not good for you.  Make sure you get the equivalent of 2 slices of bread a day.  

Don't be surprised if it ends up being stress and anxiety.  You may still have an underlying condition but stress can make things a whole lot worse.

Congratulations on the sleep!  I'll end this the same way I began a few days ago....'Settle Your Ass Down' :) and I mean that in the best way!

Colleen


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Your spleen is a "mysterious" part of your immune system.  They don't know the exact amount of control it contributes to your immune system, but it is part of it.

Severe stress does wreck havoc on your immune system.  A recent mono infection, could still be taxing your immune system too. 

Calm down. Stress doesn't do anything good to your body.


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