An enlarged spleen may cause:

  • No symptoms in some cases
  • Pain or fullness in the left upper abdomen that may spread to the left shoulder
  • Feeling full without eating or after eating only a small amount — this can occur when an enlarged spleen presses on your stomach
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent infections
  • Easy bleeding

When to see a doctor

See your doctor promptly if you have pain in your left upper abdomen, especially if it's severe or the pain gets worse when you take a deep breath.

Jul. 26, 2013