IBS/Constipation, or Spleen?
Ok, this is a long story, but I will do my best. I appreciate your help.
I have been experiencing minor, but consistent, pain near and around my left rib cage near my abdomen for about 3-4 months now. It usually is a bit sharp/stingy, but very localized. Sometimes it is more of a rubbing pain towards my sides. It is usually never a deep pain (maybe only once). A few times it has been more severe and shooting. Sometimes the pain is like a muscle catching or cramping near the sides (both left and right). Sometimes when I bend to the left I can feel a "bulge" there, and usually when I can feel that I can also push around what I think is a gas bubble or maybe even my colon right under the left rib cage. Does that seem right?
I have been more constipated lately. Not that I can't go for days, but I feel blocked up, I can only pass a little in small amounts, and usually feel there is more to pass.
A few times I have experienced diarrhea, but more so constipation.
I never have lower abdominal pain like I've read is common with IBS, but sometimes more stomach "gargling" and gas.
Here's the rub: My spleen is at 12.2cm according to a CT scan, but the hematologist I saw was completely unconcerned. I have had all normal blood work.
I am hypothyroid. My last TSH was a 4.9 in November.
My gastro said I had mild gastritis and a hiatal hernia after doing an upper endoscopy.
Tested negative for hepatitis, celiacs
So, could my pain be from constipation/IBS? Or my spleen?
I am more concerned right now because I recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, and am worried this could be the start of something more severe if it is my spleen.
Thank you for your help!
Last edited by kmcsp; 01-16-2013 at 12:52 PM.
Reason: more info that I forgot