A 23-year-old male asked:
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during a colonoscopy procedure is it possible to see a prominent spleen?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Your spleen would not be seen during colonoscopy.
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

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Spleen: If the spleen was prominent, it had nothing to do with the colonoscopy, but it is something that needs to be looked into. A hematologist can help
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Dr. John Chiu answered
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No: The spleen does not get larger because inflated colon.

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