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Abdominal X-ray shows shadowing, suspicion of enlarged liver or spleen. What could be causing this?

Hi, my 7 year old son got results from his abdominal x ray and there was shadowing. They are sending him for an ultrasound . I asked what can the shadowing be caused from and he said enlarged liver or spleen and if that is the case what can that be caused from? I am thinking the worst right now and just want facts? And when I give him a multivitamin his urine turns green. I am wondering does that mean anything?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi welcome to health care magic forum.
First,xray isnt good test for verifying liver and spleen size. it is not specific and further tests are necessary such as ultrasound or ct scan.also he should do liver and blood tests. most common causes are benign such as infection but sometimes it may indicate metabolic disorder or hematologic disorder. all in all you dont have to be worried but do further testing.
Hope I have answered your query.Regards
Answered: Thu, 22 Aug 2013
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