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Does a low hemoglobin and hematocrit means you have a large spleen my my hbg was Range 11.3 11.5-15.0and my hematocrit was 34.6 Range36.0-50.0?
Many causes for it: Low Hemoglobin (Hb) commonly known as Anemia can be caused by many different reasons....enlarged spleen is present in some such conditions but it is uncommon, as most anemia is from blood loss or from deficiency of iron. You need a good doctor to investigate the cause and inform you about it so that you do not have to keep running to different doctors. ...Read more
Pin sign red spots just a few. In large spleen. Very tired night sweats and feeling hot most of the time what can be wrong with me.
Several posibilities: My major worry would be that you have infective endocarditis, which could be life-threatening. Very strongly suggest that you consult with an infectious diseases expert asap. Please do not delay. There are other things this could be, none of them very good to have. Please go and get taken care of as soon as you can. ...Read more
Is it possible the reason for my large spleen and too many lymphnodes be due to cancer? When I got the results from CT it said its a possibility
See a physician: It sounds like you already have, I will advise you follow up with your physician and specialist as advised as maybes will make you more anxious. Its better to stick to a defined follow up regimen. ...Read more
I have a large spleen, too many lymph-nodes in the abdomen, an IgA deficiency, bruise without hitting anything, weakness, body aches&pains, what is this?
Recent CT of the abd. : "incidental" discovery of a large granulomata (spleen). I have had pain in the upper left abd. & swelling there also. Related?
No.: A granuloma is a benign calcification, and are very common in the spleen. It is from an old, healed infection. They cause no symptoms. ...Read more
No: It is extremely unlikely for splenic enlargement to be related to gallbladder disease. In very rare events, such as long term bile duct obstruction from gallbladder disease, it could happen. Bile duct obstruction could cause liver damage which could cause portal hypertension which would cause splenic enlargement. Once again, this would be extremely rare. ...Read more
Fell from a horse 2 wks ago & told had grade 3 spleen lac w/ lrg hematoma. Surgery found to be a massive cyst and 3x larger then normal spleen. Fall ruptured cyst. What causes these 2 conditions at the same time? No prior s/s or health issues.
Can Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma ever present with recurrent, interrmitent splenomegaly, where spleen is large may times, and other times normal?
No.: The spleen doesn't fluctuate in size like that, but I have seen the skill of various physicians differ significantly, so that an hour after a colleague feels no splenomegaly, I feel significant splenomegaly. ...Read more
I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?
Wilson's disease: There are chelating therapy available.....being young....your chances are better..... oral penicillamine with pyridoxine, indefinitely. Alternately, trientine. Oral zinc interferes with copper absorption in gut. It is an autosomal recessive, watch with whom you shire a child....... ...Read more
Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?
Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?
No: A cyst on the spleen will not affect your appetite. However the cyst was diagnosed, ct or sonogram, there should be some measurement of the cyst. Do not be concerned, as congenital cysts of the spleen, liver, and/or kidneys are not uncommon. Your primary doctor can answer any other questions at your next visit. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible that I feel fine but can still feel my spleen by barely even pressing? Could it be that big and still feel ok?
Get it checked: Depends on how thin you are. Either way, I would recommend that you have an exam with a doctor. ...Read more
27yo- Upon restricting diet, a grinding pain in L side spleen area began, feel like somethings too big there- on/off & bearable, present upon eating?
Since at least the end of june my spleen is still enlarged it was 14cm and I just had another u/s that measured it at 14 too. Why would it still b big?
Splenomegaly: I would not be concerned about spleen measuring 14 cm which is minimally enlarged without any worsening and no other symptoms. It's hard to explain why it measures so on the ultrasound without further history and physical exam. If that's the only abnormality, I would recommend no further action. ...Read more
Mom haspolycythemia tdoc says her spleen is enlarged and liver may be. She is having large nosebleeds, bigger then past nosebleeds.?
Nose bleed: She probably has low platelet level also that is causing her nose bleed, she needs to see a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
My husband has a very large splenic infarction caused when they had to embolize his splenic artery. Does his spleen need to be removed?
Please help!! If my spleen was big enough to hurt& be felt would I have other symptoms? 13cm 1 mo ago on CT. So scared, GI not worried. Feel fine.
Likely normal: Splenomegaly is a term which refers to enlargement of the spleen. The normal adult splenic length upper limit is usually around 12-15 cm. If all your blood tests and physical exam are normal you should be fine. ...Read more
I had a CT in dec showed enlarged spleen, had another this week & the spleen is now even larger. Appt w/dr not for 3wks. Feeling bad. What can I do?
Depends: I hope you will be able to find help soon. Is this perceived delay in doctor appointment due to insurance arrangments? If not, can you see another doctor? Have you had any blood work done? Do you have symptoms such as pain or bruising that may require urgent care that may necessitate a visit to the er. If you can't wait, I would suggest to call your doctor and ask for a quicker referral/appt. ...Read more
My surgeon says my spleen needs to come out, I saw an infectious disease dr and he said it can stay. Which should I do it is a large calcification?
Primary Care Doctor:
this is one of the most important reasons that one should have a primary care provider...One who can help you sort out your full health care; one who can explain how differing medical strategies may be both right; one who can help you get a second opinion if warranted.
It sounds like you need a wise advisor to help you sort this out. ...Read more
I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?
Confusing question: If you can feel a bulge under your left rib cage it could be a swollen spleen. You would usually never feel one as it is usually tucked down close to the kidney and deep in the abdomen. Mono has many symptoms and a swollen spleen is one of them. You should avoid any physical activity that could increase the risk of trauma to the spleen (horseriding, bicycle riding etc.). ...Read more
I had spleen removed in 1977. I had 3 big tubes pumping blood. Was this a blood transfusion? I been dignosed with HCV trying to figure out how I got it. I have never done drugs or had multiple sex partners.
Transfusion?: Have you ever received a blood transfusion way back when? Also all you need is a single infected partner to get a std. ...Read more