Abdominal pain and swelling
Enlargement of the spleen or splenomegaly caused by leukemia may lead to abdominal discomfort or even severe pain. The size of the spleen can grow from a few inches to more than one foot in acute leukemia cases. Enlarged spleen puts pressure on the intestines and causes them to bulge out – giving an appearance of a distended abdomen.
It also causes pain in the abdomen. Most women feel pain in the left quadrant of the abdomen, along with discomfort and bloating. If after eating only a small amount of food, you constantly feel bloated or get full easily, this could be an early warning sign that something more serious is happening. Consult your doctor if you have not recently traveled to malaria-endemic regions or don’t know the origin of abdominal pain and swelling.