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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The most common: Thing would be a viral infection.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How slightly?: Is the spleen palpable? If so, it is more than slightly enlarged and beta thalassemia minor is not a likely cause. For good health - Have a diet rich ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
follow up: Be sure to follow up with your doctor......
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A 42-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Common: many people have what you have, the slightly enlarged spleen can be due to some current or previous infection, and gall bladder stones are seen in man ... 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 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
It may: You are going to want to get an evaluation because there are other abdominal causes for abdominal pain with back pain. Getting a evaluation addresses ... Read More
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 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 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: If you have no symptoms, i would not worry. But once a year repeat the sonograms and complete blood tests.
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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 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 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 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lubienski
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multiple reasons: What other symptoms to get CT scan. The presence of node enlargement may indicate infection, inflammation in the area, or even presenc of cancer nearb ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: Heart size can be over-estimated by imaging such as x-ray. Echocardiography & MRI are the best methods. Enlarged heart is reported based on values fro ... Read More
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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 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Could be many?: Swollen lymph nodes could indicate an infection by bacteria, virus or fungus. It could mean infiltration by tumor. The significance would be determi ... 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 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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