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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
???: When was the injury? What was the grade / severity? Most lower grade splenic injuries are successfully managed conservatively and your body usually ma ... Read More

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Enlarged spleen: It needs to be at least 3 times as much it's size to stick out the way you described, then you would have other symptoms not just spleen felt, if you ... Read More
A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
COUGH, LOW GRADE: Fever, diminished appetite are signs of viral infection. I assume, the pediatrician mentioned some inflammation of 'lung', not spleen. As long as he i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Pains: You might have pulled muscles or kidney stones. Doesn't sound like pancreas or spleen problems. But more history is necessary such as history of traum ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
You : You are correct regarding an enlarged spleen with mono. The spleen is located on the left side of the abdomen, closer to the middle; it is also closer ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your body has quite a tolerance when it comes to illness & it would let you know if it didn't like sleeping on your belly by not allowing it. I'd avoi ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
For Adults: It could be 12 cm (females) or 13 cm (males) or less for normal size of spleen.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rather purple: By virtue of its function, it mainly recycles red blood cells, stores other blood cellular elements, as white blood cells and platelets, and has a fun ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 6 oz(~180 gms): That's the average weight in a healthy adult , weight can vary with different states, infection for instance, when the spleen enlarges to fight it, or ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
16 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Spleen can regenerate by various mechanisms. Spleen once injured by trauma can implant itself in different parts of the abdomen, known as splenosis. P ... Read More
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