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Doctor insights on: Blood Test For Spleen Function

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Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

No: Spleen enlargement may be found by physical exam or imaging. Splenomegaly can be caused by liver failure or itp. Low platelets should raise suspicion of an enlarged spleen due to the aforementioned conditions. Mononucleosis diagnosis may involve eval of spleen.

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Can I get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Can I get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Further tests?: An ultrasound may help. Liver function tests can rule things out. Other viruses can cause this. If increasing in size, this will need definite evaluation and further work up.

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Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately?

Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately?

Whoa: Elevations in the ESR and CRP are famously nonspecific and are helpful only in zeroing in on already-identified health problems. However, I'm concerned about your enlarged liver and spleen. This will require a proper workup -- it'd be a great shame to miss smoldering hepatitis, wilson's, hemochromatosis, or medication / alcohol effects.

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Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately? (please a swee question)

Depends on the: Cause of enlargement of the liver or spleen. Both can result in increase in ESR and crp. It is not the enlargement per se but the underlying pathology that increases the serum markers. The more the inflammation, the higher the levels.

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I have diverticulitis and chronic prostatitis but hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?

I have diverticulitis and chronic prostatitis but hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?

Splenomegaly: The spleen may enlarge in the presence of several infections. Nonetheless the ones you mention might only be implicated on a very theoretical basis. If your spleen is enlarged the overwhelming probability is that there is another reason.

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I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?

I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?

Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding.

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What does it mean to have abnormal lymphocytes with prominent nuclei and clumping on film for a blood test. And enlarged spleen. Possible causes?

Many possibilities: Often associated with viral infections such as EBV disease it may also occur with non-infectious inflammatory conditions and with some hematologic malignancies. You do not provide enough info to go further than that, but a good clinical diagnostician should be able to work this out with further testing. Good luck and best wishes.

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Can enlarged spleen as a child with rocky mountain tick fever and still enlarged spleen as an adult give problems? Blood test showed low neutrophils

Can enlarged spleen as a child with rocky mountain tick fever and still enlarged spleen as an adult give problems? Blood test showed low neutrophils

Need more info: The big spleen from rocky mountain spotted fever as a kid has no effect, but I'm concerned about why your spleen's big now. Arthritis? Gaucher's? Liver disease -- the american lifestyle itself can be sufficient cause. Some folks run low neutrophils in cycles. If absolute count's under 1500, workup's mandatory, much less than that is a danger to life. Glad you're being proactive -- good luck.

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Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?

Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?

Need eval: I am concerned about the big spleen in your case. High globulin can be caused by many things including chronic inflammation, liver disease, rheumatological problems, malignancy/bone marrow problems etc, you need further evaluation, .

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I was in a car accident. I had chest and stomach pain. X-ray showed inflamed spleen and liver and blood test showed mono. Could accident manifest symptoms not present earlier?

I was in a car accident. I had chest and stomach pain. X-ray showed inflamed spleen and liver and blood test showed mono. Could accident manifest symptoms not present earlier?

No: Sorry to hear of your recent problems. The accident has nothing to do with the viral contagion which has manifested itself as mono. The infection causes swelling of the liver and the spleen, so does abdominal trauma from the accident. You could have have had sub-acute symptoms prior, that is the enlargement symptoms may have been under the radar, and accident has amplified the situation.

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Have pain in upper abdomen, pain when touched, had xray showed nothing. Blood test on pancreas came back normal. Any thing you could tell? E? Lease

Have pain in upper abdomen, pain when touched, had xray showed nothing. Blood test on pancreas came back normal. Any thing you could tell? E? Lease

Abdominal pain: Pain in this location could include liver pathology, gall bladder disease gastritis, ulcer a few common things, need to see physician and take required steps to make diagnosis.

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Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

It depends,,,,: It depends on if you've got an ulcer or not, but it doesn't seem likely you've got one as you've got discomfort and gas and an ulcer would likely be much more painful. But you'll not know unless you get your test so go get it and see what it is. Good luck.

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22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, anxiety??

22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, anxiety??

Test for hepatitis: Pancreatic cancer is pretty rare in a 22 yr old. Hepatits, though, is pretty common and itching is often prominent. It may not show up on the first test. Keep seeing your provider, who is obviously doing all the right things. You should avoid all drugs, alcohol, and medications until this is sorted out.

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22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, toughts? Doctors?

22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, toughts? Doctors?

Abd pain and itching: With the negative tests you mentioned, it certainly does not sound like GB problems. Many times withe the GBUS they will also look at the pancreas. Your age is certainly against this being pancreatic cancer. There are many other possibilities, and you should continue to seek medical help until the Dx is made.

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22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of cancers? Am in fear! Help docs!!

22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of cancers? Am in fear! Help docs!!

More info needed: Any history of jaundice (yellowness)? Any history of hepatitis exposure? For your doctor to order the above tests, you must have some other symptoms? Any history of gall bladder disease? I suggest a discussion with your physician and a chance to develop a plan for further investigation.