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enlarged spleen-what could it mean?

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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 cancers - such as lymphoma, myelodysplastic disease, etc.. Infections (mononucleosis, parasites, TB). You should discuss this with your doctor.
Answered on Dec 9, 2015
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang commented
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Myeloproliferative disease such as chronic myeloid leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, primary myelofibrosis, all tend to have enlarged spleen. Lymphoma (marginal zone lymphoma), leukemia (hair cell leukemia) can have very large spleen. Vein thrombosis within the spleen can also cause enlarge spleen.
Feb 10, 2015

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