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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: Alcoholism is substance dependence and substance abuse. Both disqualify a person for a pilot's license. Special certification may be given in the case of a reformed alcoholic but I am not certain. Note: no alcohol may be consumed within 8 hours of flying, "bottle to throttle.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I am an airline pilot , does sitting long hours and climbing airplane stairs daily worsen my knee osteoarthritis.
No relation: with hypertension but portal hypertension can cause splenomegaly. ...Read more
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
Is it true splenomegaly causes abdominal bloating?im the one who experienced those symptom.please,scared!
Scan report come splenomegaly mild prostatomegaly fat stranding noted at hypogastric region with small mesentric lymphnodes?
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
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