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Can an enlarged spleen shrink

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Spleen enlargement occurs in many conditions and the condition has to be diagnosed and treated after careful examination

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
Hepatology 35 years experience
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
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
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
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Make a diagnosis: That depends on why your spleen is enlarged. You need to find out.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Thing would be a viral infection.
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