diagnosed with enlarged spleen and stones in gallbladder. now fever?

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I have been having stomach pain on the left side of the stomach on the bottom rib. I went in and had blood work done and was told they were normal. then I went and had an ultrasound and they said my spleen is enlarged and I had gallstones. but I read that most people have gallstones but no symptoms and I honestly don't feel I have gallstone symptoms either its all on the left side. Now I have developed a sore throat, the idea of eating food makes me sick so I have been struggling to eat, and a fever of 101.9. I'm going to see a gastroenterologist tomorrow but I feel that's pointless because I don't think they deal with the spleen do they?

Any advice would be great! I am only 20 years old!

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    sometimesthese good doctors can refer you yo a spleen speacialist ask for one,

    aeem like so many doctor specilizie only do one thing take GB out thats all they do

    sounds like u need 2 different types od Docs 

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    Hi.

    I have had my gallbladder removed as had loads of little stones. Since then an enlarged spleen. I'm still under investigation after 9 months of saying I have been getting pain on and off some of it right side where gallbladder was and some of it left side and referred round to my back/shoulder blades. 

    I put a post on here about all my trouble since but didn't get much response.

    I also have a new lactose intolerance/milk allergy. Dr's can't make their minds up on that lol. And fish makes me von now. :-(. Kind of wish I kept my GB but asked them to remove the stones only. 

    Extensive bloods have finally found something slightly wrong with my liver as well as a slightly enlarged spleen. A 3rd ultrasound in 2 weeks since Aug 13. 

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      I'm having the same problem hun xx had gallbladder out in Aug and now my liver feels like its grinding everytime I eat. Also my spleen is enlarged to 14cm but first blood came back normal . I'm waiting for a referral but worried sick somethings not right xx can I ask what they found in your blood eventually and how come it didn't show on first test xxx thank u hope your getting better
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    Hi I would wait and see what they say at your appointment. You're right the pain ius on the wrong side for gall stones and too low down. Your liver and gall bladder are on your right hand side. I'm no expert so would say see what Dr says.
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    Hi

    I to had my gallbladder removed in January and have been hospitalised four times since.  The pain has been worse than before the removal!  I have blood tests that have sometimes shown deranged LFT's,  lack of calcium and vit D.  Since Sunday out of the blue I started getting really bad pain on the left flank, under ribs and back tender, the ribs are tender to touch. I feel bloated and lying down is so painful.  

    I saw the doctor on Tuesday and she did bloods which she has just called me to say that LFT's are ok but the CRP, MCH and MCV are higher than normal.  Her advice keep taking the pain killers and repeat the bloods in three weeks to chech the vitamin levels and thyroid.  

    I lived with the gall bladder pain for years, kept getting told it was IBS, but they took it out as the ultrasound shown a big mass.  I just wanted the stones removed!

    like Katiejack my pain was always on the right and in my shoulder blades,  it still hurts their but the left side has joined in.  I was always sick during a GB attack now I just feel nauseas all the time and shattered!

     

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      https://patient.info/doctor/hereditary-spherocytosis-pro

      Most people who develop gallstones prior to 40 and have an enlarged spleen (especailly with the CRP, MCH, MVC's higher / lower or mixed) have an undiagnosed case of Hereditary Spherocytosis, Drs usually wont test for it if there isnt a family history BUT it can be a spontanious mutation. Ask your Dr to refer you to a hemotologist to cunsult with.  My husband and children have this same disorder. 

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    Hi i am 23 i had my gallbladder removed last year since then i have been told i have a enlarged spleen, i have had 3 scans and been told the doctors need to consult a specialist which is going to take 5 weeks. Feels like am going in circles as nothing been done. The thing am worried about os am constantly ill, also found out the spleen is the organ that fights off infections etc so they might be linked if the spleen is enlarged and not working properly
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    Stephanie,

    I know this is an old thread, but this is happening to me as well.  Did you ever figure out if the two were related?  Did you end up getting your gallbladder out? How are you now?

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