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How can you tell if your spleen is enlarged

A 34-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 36-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: The spleen is located toward the back and under the left ribs. The spleen would have to become quite large for someone to be able to feel it or cause ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: It takes experienced hands to feel a spleen and know what normal and enlarged is.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Splenomegaly: If she has already been evaluated and there is no specific cause, then it is an incidental enlargement. Most importantly, no blunt force trauma such a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
No: Generally if it is big enough, a physician can feel it on physical exam. Ultrasound or a ct scan would also be able to tell how big your spleen is.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The spleen does not get larger because inflated colon.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It can be detected
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Hi CRP/ LN: Could be mononucleosis, malaria or other infection or rarely could be issues like lymphoma. get mononucleosis titers IgM, igG, , get CBC, thick smear, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Spleen rupture death: The unmonitored rupture of a spleen leads to death. If you are alive and otherwise stable you have not ruptured your spleen.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
There may be no pai: There usually is no pain from an enlarged spleen - unless it is injured or ruptured. A CT of the chest and abdomen should answer your inquiry
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