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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
It is possible: Spleenomegaly can be present in 10-15% of patients with cat scratch disease/fever.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Likely: About half of children have hepatomegaly or splenomegaly; the liver may be tender to palpation. Many of the patients with visceral involvement have no ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience Radiology
No.: It may mean your spleen is working harder to produce the cells your body needs. Also, involvement of the spleen with lymphoma can cause enlargement.
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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 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 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 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 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the ... 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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstan ... 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 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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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Having an enlarged spleen has numerous causes. Some are due to infectious diseases but the enlarged spleen is a symptom of a disease process and is n ... Read More
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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 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This may actually only happen quite late, or never.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
A radiology term: The normal spleen looks quite smooth on ct scans. If it is involved with disease such as with hodgkin or non-hodgkin lymphoma, it's appearance looks ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Spleen involvement: Spleen involvement from hodgkin's lymphoma can give you heterogeneous/inhomogenous appearance of the spleen in the ct scan. A pet scan will tell you w ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Malignancy: highly unlikely with 2 years of stability. 11mm is only marginally enlarged, if it otherwise looks normal, probably just an outlier under the normal ... Read More
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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 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 male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Infection.: Likely infection. With cancer you would usually see other areas of suspicion. Possibly recent mononucleosis infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Not upper endoscopy : ... But colonoscopy can theoretically be a little riskier since the splenic flexure of the colon is very close to the spleen.
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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