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Blood Test For Spleen Function
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. ...Read more
I am a 36 year old female. I have enlarged spleen. Blood test shows neut at 70.1 and lymphs 19.3. Last year it was neut 55.6 and lymp 33.2.
How do you FEEL?: Spleens come in different sizes. It's common for folks to have one bigger than 1000 gm and we never find the cause. Ignore your CBC results unless there are abnormal cells or the absolute counts are quite far from the reference range. The values fluctuate wildly even hour by hour. If you feel good, be glad for good health and stop worrying. ...Read more
My doctor told me on Jan 1st that I’ve had mono for a month based on my blood test...will my spleen be okay by January 20th when I am on vacation?
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. ...Read more
Would an enlarged spleen or liver increase ESR and CRP levels on blood test? If so- to what levels approximately? (please a swee question)
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
I had a negative pregnancy blood test, on my upper abdomen by my belly button I feel like if a baby was kicking, 5months without a period.
22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, helpdocs? Am in fear!
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. ...Read more
22yr oldmale softyellowstools, upper abdomen/back pain, itching - blood test ultrasound, hidascan, all normal, fear of pancreascancer, thank u 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Lots: The hepatic function tests measure how much protein is in your blood- 1 of the most important proteins, albumin, is made by the liver. These tests also measure levels of different substances made in the liver. The specific values for these substances can indicate damage to liver cells, like in cirrhosis, or blockages in liver drainage, such as with gall stones. ...Read more
Several of them: "Adrenal fatigue" is a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis seen mostly in people in difficult living situations; I think it's bogus. True adrenal insufficiency can be screened for by simply labs but often requires an ACTH stimulation test for definitive diagnosis; it's fatal if missed. Too much adrenal hormone / cortisol is best screened for by timed urine studies and a dexamethasone suppression test. ...Read more