The spleen is located on the left side of the body, below the ribcage and to the left of the stomach. When healthy, it is a small organ approximately 4 inches long. If the spleen becomes enlarged, it can sometimes be fel... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

An enlarged spleen can cause a feeling of pain or fullness in the left upper abdomen, according to Mayo Clinic. The pain sometimes spreads to the left shoulder. Other symptoms of an enlarged spleen include anemia, fatigu... More »

A lacerated or ruptured spleen, an enlarged spleen and spleen cancer are some causes of spleen-related pain, according to LiveScience. The spleen is located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, so pain in that area... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The spleen is located on the left side of the abdomen, under the ribcage and toward the back of the body. The primary function of the spleen is to filter the blood, recycle red blood cells, and store platelets along with... More »

Several organs are located on the left side of the body, including the left eye, the left ear, the left lung, the spleen, the left kidney, the bladder, the adrenal gland, the pancreas, the left ureter, the left Fallopian... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

Two of the most notable organs behind the left side of the rib cage are the left lung and the spleen. The lungs are responsible for processing oxygen through the body, while the spleen filters the blood and protects agai... More »

The spleen is an internal organ that can be found beneath the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. Many of the body's major organs rely on the rib cage to protect them from harm. More »