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Doctor insights on: Accessory Spleen Symptoms

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U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

U/s showed accessory spleen on my kidney, how is that possible?

Congential: It's not really "on the kidney" is near the kidney. An accessory spleen can develop at birth and does not usually cause any harm or symptoms. It is usually found from abdominal x-rays like a ct scan, or a surgery on other abdominal organs.

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What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

What does it mean to have an accessory spleen?

Separate spleen tiss: An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen. It usually means nothing.

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Can you tell me about accessory spleen in a spleen?

Extra tissue: An accessory spleen is just a small nodule of the spleen tissue, outside its normal position in the spleen. Can be congenital or result from an injury to the spleen. Nothing to be done, its a totally benign condition.

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My daughter was diagnosed with accessory spleen at 6 months, but had a normal spleen at 2 months? What can cause this?

My daughter was diagnosed with accessory spleen at 6 months, but had a normal spleen at 2 months? What can cause this?

Normal variant: A significant number of people ~ 8-10% of the general population, according to one source, may have accessory spleens. In most, they remain undiagnosed unless an imaging study is done for some reason. There is generally no medical side effect in most cases.

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Had CT scan w/ contrast in march & it showed no accessory spleen. Had recent scan w/o contrast that now shows an accessory spleen. Which is correct?

Had CT scan w/ contrast in march & it showed no accessory spleen. Had recent scan w/o contrast that now shows an accessory spleen. Which is correct?

No difference: One reader of ct may have overlooked accessory spleen or splenule which can be quite small or did not report it because of lack of importance. The major spleen does most of work for body. Accessory spleen has very minor function. It's only importance if interpreted wrongly as some other mass or if need splenectomy and accessory spleen is left behind. In most cases it is of little importance.

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Can adult Hirschsprungs, redundancy of transverse colon, cause accessory spleen from spleen injury caused by colon adhesion at the splenic flexure?

Can adult Hirschsprungs, redundancy of transverse colon, cause accessory spleen from spleen injury caused by colon adhesion at the splenic flexure?

Not quite, but....: An accessory spleen is something that one person in four is born with, or that can happen if the splenic capsule is torn and some of the pulp is released. If this happened at the time that an injury formed the colonic adjesion, this may be the explanation. Accessory spleens are little curiosities for the most part. Best wishes.

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Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Lucky you-you got 2: There is probably a long list of very rare things--but accessory (extra) spleens are not uncommon and most radiologists are comfortable is identifying them. Never know when an extra spleen might come in handy.

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Should I be worried about accessory on spleen?

No: Maybe 25% of healthy folks have an accessory spleen or even a few of them.

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What is the symptom of spleen pain of a 2 years child?

What is the symptom of spleen pain of a 2 years child?

Enlarged spleen: The spleen is just below the ribcage on the left side. An enlarged spleen can be a sign of illness. And it may be tender if it is large. It sounds like your doctor is doing the appropriate tests and giving medication to treat this.

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Can accessory organ have spleen?

Other way around: There can be "accessory" spleens. This just means that when a person was developing, an extra spleen developed. They are not dangerous and don't cause any problems.

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What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

Injury can be trivia: Or serious. If you haven't had surgery yet, you probably fall into former category. Left upper quadrant pain with radiation to shoulder tip, palpable mass or abdominal distention, and anemia symptoms such as lightheadedness are typical symptoms, but you need an imaging test to confirm. See a doctor if you have any symptoms.

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What is spleen symptom; can my spleen actually hurt?

What is spleen symptom; can my spleen actually hurt?

Spleen: If a spleen is enlarging relatively quickly from bleeding or infection, pain can occur from stretching the capsule.

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What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

Bleeding and pain: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen.

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Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Splenomegaly: Full feeling, pressure, or pain near the bottom of the ribs on the left. May have no symptoms.

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What are symptoms of a ruptured spleen?

What are symptoms of a ruptured spleen?

Abdominal Pain: The spleen is a very vascular organ. Significant trauma may cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity. Blood is an irritant to the lining of the abdomen, causing pain wherever the blood may be. While the spleen resides behind the rib cage in the left upper abdomen, the pain can occur wherever the blood goes. If severe, the anemia can cause a rapid heart rate and/or lightheadedness.

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What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

Severe pain: Usually severe l side pain on the abdomen or shoulder pain. Also dizziness due to massive blood loss and flank bruising. It is an emergency! Www. Drlugo. Com.

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How could having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

How could having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

Immune dysfunction: Inability to eradicate certain microbes efficiently from your body, so repeated infections with certain organisms would be the most common symptom

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In what way can having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

Asplenia: Means having no spleen or spleen function, the hallmark of which is inability to eradicate certain bacterial infections fast, if this is the case, being asplenic, certain vaccines have to be taken as pneumovax and meningococcal vaccines, please confer with your doctor,

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If I was able to feel my spleen would I have pain and more symptoms? Maybe I'm not feeling my spleen

Normal: It is not usually possible to palpate a normal spleen. Spleens that are palpable are abnormal and enlarged generally as in infectious mononucleosis and other hematologic disorders.