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Visit to Urgent Care

by Tom on May 29th, 2009

Just about a week ago I started to have the feeling of being “over full” pretty much all the time. At first I chalked it up to some sort of indigestion, and assumed it would pass.

It did not.

Today I got a massage, and when the masseuse pressed down on my back I could feel something in my abdomen complaining.

I went to the Urgent Care at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. Lots and lots of tests ensued, including (but not limited to) blood, ultrasound, and x-ray. Five hours later I was discharged with instructions that my spleen is too big and I have an iron deficiency anemia.

On the way out we stop at the pharmacy and pick up some prescribed iron supplements. Also, as per doctor’s orders, I scheduled a CAT scan and an appointment with a Hematology/Oncology specialist for the 17th and the 22nd, respectively.

We arrived not knowing what was causing the pain, and we got answers for that. But we also had new questions; why was my spleen enlarged? Will the iron supplements be enough to shrink it?

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