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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This says that: Both your liver and your spleen are enlarged. Don't know why those organs are enlarged. As a general rule, would discourage alcohol use if there is so ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Significant alcohol intake is associated with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, an enlarged spleen, and sophageal varices.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: That depends on why you have an enlarged spleen. If it's due to cirrhosis or any other liver disease, you should not drink alcohol.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: and am not sure how you know your spleen is enlarged. If you had some kind of scan or ultrasound, you need to be asking the doctor who ordered that t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
It depends: Why is your spleen enlarged?
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: There is no medial entity called "enlarged appendix". The size of appendix varies among normal people and some may have a larger appendix than the usu ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not related: Spleen is related to the hemopoietic (blood) & lymphatic systems & not related to the prostate gland.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: It is important to determine the cause of the abnormality. Enlargement of both liver and spleen is not a trivial matter. Please see your doctor for ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the cause: Enlargement of the liver and spleen is not a trivial issue and it should be resolved before undertaking pregnancy. There are many causes of this abno ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Discuss with your dr: Discuss with treating physician---it may depend on what is causing your spleen to be enalrged.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Short of breath: Enlarged spleen can impede diaphragmatic motion causing difficulty with breathing on occasion.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alcohol: There are many causes of enlarged liver and spleen, however, the most common thing people do intentionally that causes this abnormality is drink exces ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Just does: Sometimes tonsils that swell up from infection stay swollen even after infection has gone away. Nothing to worry about - it just is!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Marijuana: Health: Nope. Absolutely not. I would be curious where you got this myth. Marijuana is an herb that is used to stimulate hunger in those not eating, to calm ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
No, ...: Drinking more water would not affect how your bladder and urethra work together, but just force kidneys to excrete more urine naturally resulting in p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience Pediatric Surgery
You should not smoke: Period.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
?Cause ?sport: Participation in any sport requires an understanding of a kids physical limitations and the demands of the sport. Mild liver & spleen enlargement afte ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Exercise: Any moderate exercise would be fine with an enlarged spleen. Avoid contact sports and anything that could produce uninteneded trauma to the abdomen.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds for cirrhosis: Not much to offer, other than liver transplantation. These classes of medications help somewhat - diuretics, some beta blockers and lactulose. Tips ... Read More
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often normal: Truth is that some kids just have robust lymph nodes. They are your friends. Be thankful for good health.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But would suggest not doing this for a couple of reasons. Alcohol in the blood stream inhibits several functions of the white blood cells which eat b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hemolysis: Enlarged spleen is usually seen in anemia whenthe rbc is fragile. Many disorders can cause this. Fragile rbcs can then be broken down in the spleen ... Read More
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