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A 34-year-old female asked:

can thickened gallbladder wall and gallstones cause spleen to enlarge to size 17 cm ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO: Gall bladder disease has no relation to spenic enlargement, as in liver disease and portal hypertension.
Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Gallbladder: Thickened gallbladder + gallstones in the absence if symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting associated with meals= chronic gallbladder disease. This may or may not be related to the enlarged spleen. Certain hereditary diseases such as hereditary spherocytosis may be associated with spleen enlargement and gallstones. See your doctor to sort this out.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2020

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