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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 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 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The cause: needs to be determined before you can develop a plan to reduce the size.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
34 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
27 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You won't.: Someone's gotta check. That's the simplest method. It's part of a basic physical exam. Otherwise CT or MRI. Enlarged spleens aren't painful, but can r ... Read More

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