After having a very sharp right abdominal pain that lasted about 15-minutes the doctor did a full abdominal ultrasound. As a result of the ultrasound a 6.5cm growth was found on my spleen back in April of 2010, which was an incidental finding. A MRI was done and growth did not appear to be a tumor at the time. However, the cyst (what they are calling it) is not a simple cyst but consists of three bubbles.
A follow-up ultrasound was done in August and growth then measured 7.5, but was in the measure of error. I just had another ultrasound and now it is measuring 9.6 cm.
My primary care has never see this before with a "cyst" growing so rapidly on the spleen so he referred me to a surgeon. I am worried now it is cancer being a single mom to a 8-year-old daughter.
I kind of want to go the holistic route, but know it needs to get biopsied first because do not want to play with a malignant growth on the slim chance it is. However, know biposy's on spleen have a high bleed out rate so could require immediate removal of my spleen
I need help and advice before seeing the surgeon on Tuesday. I don't want my spleen out. I am such a healthy person and don't even believe in the flu shot.
I can barely find any info on web as spleen growths or any primary growth on speen is rare.
Thanks for any help.