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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Treat the cause: Why is your spleen big in the first place? If you have infectious mono or some other viral infection, it will go down on its own. If you have rheumato ... Read More

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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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Make a diagnosis: That depends on why your spleen is enlarged. You need to find out.
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