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What organ is under the left breast & ribs and what would

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what organ is under the left breast & ribs and what would cause a hot sensation there. Does not burn, but feels like it heats up ocassionally.
It's most likely coming from your stomach. That's it's location. Also the spleen is nearby. If you have discomfort, then an upper GI and CAT scan of the abdomen can evaluate these 2 organs.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what is the function of the spleen and what can go wrong with it?
The spleen seldom causes pain unless it's very large. IT's function is to help the immune system, it makes some antibodies, and it destroys old red blood cells and platelets.
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