Enlarged spleen from Pentasa?

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Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 7/5/2010 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel a very localized pain in the left-upper quadrant of my abdomen, right under my ribcage. It seems to happen after I start taking Pentasa again. It could possibly be from Crohn's as well, or maybe nothing at all. The spleen and liver are in that area. I haven't had any abnormal CBC blood work that has ever indicated a liver problem, but I have frequent anemia. Could Pentasa cause an enlarged spleen, or what else could this be?
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, syringomyelia


spookyh
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   Posted 7/5/2010 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Left upper quadrant could also be pancreas.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Liver is in the upper right quadrant. Spookyhurst is correct it could also (and more likely) be the pancreas.
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njmom
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   Posted 7/5/2010 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
You might want to call the doc. A side effect of Pentasa is pancreatitis, which needs to be attended to right away.

Cyborg Ninja
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   Posted 7/5/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not worry at the moment since I've run out of Pentasa, but if there's blood work that can be done in the future when I take it, I'd like to get it done.
Current DX: Graves' disease, Crohn's disease, gallstones, scoliosis, syringomyelia

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