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Can Airline Pilots Fly Planes If They Have Splenomegaly
No: No, splenomegaly by itself does not disqualify an individual but the cause of splenomegaly must be identified. For a list of medical conditions that prevent a person from flying, look at the faa website. ...Read more
Why do airline pilots get melanoma more frequently than the general public. I have a hard time believing it is because they fly to sunny places & tan?
No and yes: I know of no study showing airline pilots having an increased incidence of pterygia. They are more common in people from equatorial countries as well as those living in desert and harsh climates. ...Read more
Hi, I am an airline pilot, does sitting long hours and climbing airplane stairs daily worsen my knee osteoarthritis.
In adult male with chronic elevation in antiphosphlipid antibodies but no clotting event, is splenomegaly & fluctuating thromocytopenia common?
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 had US done. Impression was borderline splenomegaly (304cc). The report also stated a prominent column of Bertin. Causes? Should I be concerned?
YouCanPassOnThisMass: Quote:"A column of Bertin is the extension of renal cortical tissue which separates the pyramids, & as such are normal structures."So the answer is No. Columns of Bertin are present in approximately 50% of the healthy population. Named after Exupere Joseph Bertin, French anatomist who initially described them in 1744. Some call it a Pseudotumor"because it can be mistaken for a kidney mass, or tumor. ...Read more
Us normal except-"mild heterogeneity to the spleen with borderline splenomegaly. Cannot rule out lymphomatous involvement." what does this indicate?
Funky spleen: Means that the spleen is slightly enlarged and not uniform-looking but the radiologist cannot say anything else based on that test. Could be many things including (but not exclusively) a lymphoma. Your doctor may need to do additional tests depending on the clinical picture and the reason for which he/she ordered the us to begin with. Talk to him/her about its implications. Best to you. ...Read more
I have early fibrosis and lifelong HCV. Can recurring, intermittent splenomegaly be caused by HCV alone? Or does it need evaluation? No other symptoms
Splenomegaly: Possibly portal hypertension which is a result of fibrosis/cirrhosis. Can also be mono or HIV, rare parasitic/fungal/ bacterial infections, abnormal hemoglobin or metabolic/autoimmune diseases (but then it is constantly enlarged) and rarely tumors like lymphoma again that would be constant. Duplex ultrasound/ spectral color/ power doppler can image. Discuss with MD? GI ...Read more
Find the cause: Splenomegaly in and by itself is almost always due to a disease process or condition involving another body part or organ. Finding and treating the cause should treat it. Usually due to liver disease, certain infections, various red blood cell disorders and many forms of cancer, including cancer of the slpeen. ...Read more
Splenomegaly: Enlargement of the spleen mainly occurs due to two reasons: either due back pressure from blocked or narrowed venous drainage, or hypertrophied (enlarged) tissues of the spleen itself in different disorders called myeloproliferative diseases ...Read more
Is it true splenomegaly causes abdominal bloating? I'm the one who experienced those symptom. Please, scared!
Not usually.: The splenic enlargement would have to be major to cause abdominal bloating. ...Read more
Scan report come splenomegaly mild prostatomegaly fat stranding noted at hypogastric region with small mesentric lymphnodes?
Ultrasound result: splenomegaly, "upper limits of normal size". I have not felt physically well ever since meningitis recovery. Any correlation?
What mean borderline splenomegaly? Its this dangerous? What cause that? I have been diagnosed with hypotiroidism, hashimoto and I have gastritis... I
Depends on the cause: It is not splenomegaly per se but the reason the spleen is enlarged is important. There are many causes of spleen enlargement and ascertaining that would require more information. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor who knows more about your health. You may visit this site for info: https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/symptoms-causes/syc-20354326 ...Read more
Sickled RBC's: The spleen not only helps in processing antigens to help wbc's fight infection, it also acts as a "stress test" for rbc's, weeding out the weaker and older ones for recycling. As rbc's "sickle", they cause clumps in the vessels, this is what causes the pain in the joints/chest and also what causes the spleen to swell. If happens in the coronary arteries, can weaken the heart and enlarge it. ...Read more
Can splenomegaly pain radiate to the center and right side of the body or does that mean, if there's pain in other places, there's more problems? Thx.
Splenomegaly: Pain is usually in left upper quadrant of the abdomen, sometimes into the thorax and shoulder by radiation from the diaphragm. It is conceivable to have the radiation pattern you describe but not probable. Some of this may depend upon the cause of the splenic enlargement and whether it is inflammatory. This may need to be evaluated further with exam and imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more
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