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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.
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.".See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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