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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not HSV: You heard wrong. No HSV infection, and no individual outbreak of herpes, can cause splenic enlargement. If your spleen indeed is enlarged, you'll ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Mild spleen: enlargement is usually caused by infection, not by any malignant conditions such as leukemia or lymphoma. If your blood count is ok and your doctor i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: If you have not lost weight, and have no symptoms, you may elect to watch and wait. If the lymphnodes double in size, other lymphnodes get enlarged, y ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Mild Splenomegaly: Top normal linear measurement is 9.8 cm: http://www.ajronline.org/doi/abs/10.2214/ajr.184.5.01841510 3 dimensional measurement is more accurate, but ... 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
Yes: However, if you have cirrhosis, you would have some sense that something is wrong. If you have even mild emphysema, the big lungs push the liver down ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This may actually only happen quite late, or never.
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 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Cirrhosis: The presentation is consistent with liver cirrhosis. What caused that - not clear from the presentation. Discuss it with your doc.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Many, maybe related: Spleen can be small either because it never grew (as baby/child) or because it was injured and became scarred. If problem started young enough, thymus ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Splenomegaly: Splenomegaly can be from many causes, including infections and liver disease, but also leukemia and lymphoma and other cancers. You should communicate ... 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 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 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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Enlarged spleen: Sometimes discomfort on the left side of the chest accompanies splenic enlargement.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should no ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Significant alcohol intake is associated with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, an enlarged spleen, and sophageal varices.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe....: You've asked a number of questions to healthtap recently regarding the subject of "fatty liver." fatty liver is common in america (about 1/4 adult po ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Probably: Pelviectasis is a general term used to describe dilation of the renal pelvis, or collecting system of the kidney and, generally, is clinically insigni ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many answers: This needs be discussed with your doctor and soon.
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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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Why was the: Ultrasound done? Do you have any hemoglobinopathy? If you do not have any symptoms then you may be okay
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