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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Musculotendinous: 20's male w. Chronic unilateral rhomboid muscle region pain suggests localized tendonitis. No history of trauma given, but concern arises for st ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underl ... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 years experience General Surgery
Many causes : The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and h ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many: Spleen can enlarge for a dozen different reasons. Some are benign like chronic liver disorders(cirrhosis) or it can be a blood disorder like leukemia ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The cause: needs to be determined before you can develop a plan to reduce the size.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
Several Things: The list is fairly long. An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) can be caused by many things. Patients with cirrhosis can develop splenomegaly. Certain ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a doctor: Splenic enlargement can be due to a number of illnesses. Cancer must be considered as a possible cause. You should see a board-certified internist who ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: An UGI may incidentally note something pressing on the left side of the stomach and raise the suspicion of an enlarged spleen. A ct scan or abdominal ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident ... Read More
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