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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 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 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Could be normal, bone marrow problems, lymphoma, leukemia, blood clot, infections. Depends on how big. Any abnormal blood findings? Any weight loss ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Many possibilities: The combination of enlarged spleen and internal lymph nodes could be any of several infections (mononucleosis, syphilis, HIV, and several others, of c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navneet Dhillon
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Very Low chance: It is reassuring that there aren't any enlarged lymph nodes, and you have a normalCBC. If there is a lymphoma, it is a very hard to detect one. And it ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This may actually only happen quite late, or never.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Liver: Hepatitis is inflammation of liver. Enlarged spleen is different and mostly relate to blood disorder.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Enlarged lymph nodes: I'm not quite sure what you are asking. If you are concerned about the lymph node swelling, often lymph nodes swell with infection of various types, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
May or may not be!: Unless we know the size of the enlarged nodes, it is difficult to know what these nodes mean. You need to go see a specialist who can do further check ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
More info: The liver is commonly enlarged with different types of hepatitis. You need to provide more information to better understand your condition.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Unless you have: had a recent illness(e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be ly ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Numerous: Possible reasons...Some benign...Others not...Talk to your physician.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: There are many things this could be. A normal CXR is good. A high WBC with large lymph nodes can also be an infection. Your doctor will do some tes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You bet: And I hope are you under the care of an immunologist and hematologist.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Nodes are of porta: The liveer sits in the upper rt abdomen right under diaphragm. The outflow of the liver is at the porta hepatis, Here the common duct outflow is prese ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Lymphoma, infection: Most worrisome for malignancy such as lymphoma. Sometimes granulomlatous infections such as TB and other fungal lesions can produce these fndings. You ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid cancer: Yes if it had metatisized. (spread).
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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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes, it can.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Enlarged pancreas: This is not good. It could be inflammation or a host of other causes. You must follow through with the treatments plans of your doctors.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Indirectly: By inducing inflammation from their saliva or from secondary bacterial infection.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's not THAT big: "Enlarged" is a matter of opinion. Any why do you ask? Unless you feel obviously sick, or a lymph node in your neck is rock-hard, fixed to surronding ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Epstein-barr virus is the cause of the disease infectious mononucleosis, or "mono". Nausea and vomiting don't occur in every case, but if liver enzym ... 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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