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my fetus has an enlarged liver and spleen, is it dangerous ?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Enlarged organs: There is a normal liver enlargement during fetal life. However, if both the liver and spleen are enlarged, this is not usually normal. It can be caused by a viral infection in the fetus. Another cause is fetal anemia which is sometimes caused by antibodies from mom affecting the baby's red blood cells or an abnormal hemoglobin in the baby's red blood cells.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Metablic syndromes can also cause this. Get MFM and genetic counseling at a fetal center, e.g. http://women.texaschildrens.org/fetalcenter/
Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
If true, can be bad.: Diffential diagnosis: hydrops, anemia, infections, glycogen storage diseases, beckwith-wiedemann syndrome, metastatic fetal tumors, down syndrome. Seek expert help from multidisciplinary teams such as http://women.Texaschildrens.Org/fetalcenter/.

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