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I was told over a year ago I had an enlarged spline after having pain for a while I thought it was just worry that was making me feel like this but to have that said to me I had a new problem to worry about. They then did all the usual tests. Urine, full bloods and they all came back normal and that eased my mind. But now little things have happened in my life just general stuff and now I think the results were wrong and I'm now stressing that there is something wrong with me and now too scared to go back to doctors and it's making me ill again somebody please help me!

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    Hi Clare,

    I have had an enlarged spleen before. Actually the spleen can enlarge up to three times its normal size - this is normal - and I believe usually a response to a virus.

    You could ask for an ultrasound scan which was how they discovered I had a complication - a 'sub capsular splenic harm atoms' aka - a giant internal bruise caused by a little bleed from the spleen when it's enlarged. I'm not saying you have this but having a scan is a way of eliminating any physical ailments.

    It takes courage to post here and it shows you have the courage to address your worries. Give yourself a pat on the back for that! It is worth going to your doctor again if it is still bothering you.

    All that said it does sound like you have fallen into a cycle of worry on this point. Try some CBT to break the cycle of worry.

    Hope that helps,

    Best wishes,

    Michael

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    Hello clare

    Do you feel the diagnosis of enlarged spine has snsitised your concerns regarding your health in general

    When we go to see your GP, He/She arranges tests and if the results are clear that means clear and you need to accept that. If your GP thought  that markers have not been seen your health must be ok.so you need to move on. However people suffer anxiety cannot let their concernes rest they end up reading about these concerns and that will amplify your worries. This may not be the case here although I suppose it could be one pathway the patients may follow, 

    BOB

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      It's because I worry and then read stuff online that say it could be this or that and I then think would the doctor check for everything that could cause an an enlarged spleen I don't doubt he would and as I say he said my bloods were all normal and that was it.

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      I still don't know if I have I know that nothings got worse in the 1i months since I got the results and most days I'm fine it's when something stresses me and it all comes to the surface. A break up, a new relationship, someone betraying me and that's just the last 8 months but only since Sunday has it totally over took my life x

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      Hi Clare,

      Great news you had the tests and they came back clear. I'd go with that result. Sounds like you've experienced a lot of change and stress lately.

      There's a model I've been using lately with my Therapist - Its called The Worry Tree. There are many versions if you google it - it might help you put aside your health worries for now. 

      Best,

      Michael

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      I would feel the same Clare, if someone has not been truthful or has been causing you pain it is only natural you would give them a tounge lashing.

      You need to be able to show anger that is part of life and if you feel betrayed that will bring out your negative side

      Do not be hard on yourself remmber you are human and have feelings.

      Remember however it is counterproductive to lash out at someone and hit them

      BOB

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