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How do doctors check to see if my spleen is enlarged

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Yes, go to the ER: If you are in moderate to severe pain then go to the ER. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. While it is unlikely to be your s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
ABSOLUTELY: Very often this is a minor viral illness/infection , something like mononucleosis. Rarely is it something serious at your age if you're in good healt ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not enough info but: It isn't very likely that an enlarged spleen would impede the advancement of a colonoscope only after 20cms. There is no "borderline" lymphoma", but ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Possibly: What a great question! if you look at the picture, the red thing is a normal size spleen. A really big spleen can fill the space between your ribs and ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
No: Your spleen is well beyond 20cm.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Physical exam: By examining your belly and possibly ordering a ct scan.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Trust your doctors: If it were something that warrants further study, they would have pursued it, but it isn't, best wishes
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Spine Surgeon: See a spine surgeon.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Soon: Living without a spleen either after surgery fir trauma or other therapeutic reason, or decreased function of the spleen, for whatever reason, immuniz ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
You should ask your: own doctor,since she/he knows you best.The answer also depends on when you were diagnosed.The biggest risk in mono is injury to the spleen,which is mo ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematologist: You should see a hematologist. That level of anemia is serious, an an enlarged spleen is also indicative of a problem related in your blood system. A ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal.
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