The symptoms of spleen pain are often confused with other ailments and spleen pain is often a side effect from other disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, cirrhosis or bacterial infections.
The spleen is a body organ that destructs old red blood cells and stores blood to supply the body with in emergencies.
People with a spleen disorder may feel pain near the spleen in the left abdominal area or the back.
Anemia, infection and cancer are problems that can cause spleen pain.
Doctors can diagnose problems with the spleen by feeling to see if the spleen is enlarged, taking X-rays or by ordering an MRI.
If a doctor finds a problem with a spleen, he can treat with antibiotics for an infection or schedule surgery to have it removed.