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X-ray showed cyst on spleen or pancreas, pain below rib cage. What is the problem?

I have been having stomach problems for a while now. I ve had a basic exray and it showed that I have a cyst on either my spleen or pancreas . The pain is on my right side under the rib cage. I m scheduled to have a ctscan also. Which one do you think the problem is: spleen or pancreas? I ve never drank, but I did sustain a back injury and gave had for surgeries from that injury.
Asked On : Mon, 21 May 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM. Thanks for the query.
Ct is needed to verify exact size and position of cyst and then further diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. If cysts is seen on xray already then i suppose it is big one. but it still doesnt means that surgery is neccesary. it must be removed if there is risk of hemorrhage or if this is symptomatic. since you have some pain then surgery can be considered. mostly such cysts are caused by trauma but som other causes are possible such as chronuc pancreatits or congenital cysts.
Wish you good health. Regards
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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