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Can An Enlarged Spleen Cause Chronic Hyperventilation
Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen may lead to hyperventilation from the enlarged organ causing pressure and pain in the abdomen. The spleen may also cause increased cellular destruction and decreased oxygen carrying capacity which may also lead to hyperventilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely . . .: More likely than not, an enlarged spleen has nothing to do w/heartburn symptoms which are very common when lying down, especially after a large meal. So avoid large meals, avoid laying down soon after eating, consider over-the-counter heartburn medications, and chat w/your family doc about other options. ...Read more
Can a toddler have an enlarged spleen without any other symptoms? What would be the cause? Would symptoms eventually show up?
Spleen Enlargement:: Spleen lies in left upper quadrant of abdomen, under the rib cage. Normally not palpable, when palpable means-, double sized. Sometimes palpable spleen seen without any cause, resolves. Common cause: hemolytic anemia, e.g. Sickle cell, thalassemia, heriditary spherocytosis, pyruvate kinase deficiency, etc. Mono infection in children and adolescent causes enlargement. Talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more
SPLENOMEGALY: CAUSES: Many: though not that common. Typhoid, septicemia, abscess/cyst in spleen, some viral infection, malaria, toxoplasma infection; hemolytic anemias- e.g. Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis; lymphoma, leukemia; some metabolic diseases; liver cirrhosis with portal vein hypertension; sarcoidosis; rheumatoid arthritis. Sound scary, if feeling too sick, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Many causes : The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and hemolytic anemia cause enlargement to compensate for the increased work. Congestion due to cirrhosis/portal hypertension cause enlargement by limiting blood flow out of the spleen. Tumors especially lymphoma can grow in the spleen as well. ...Read more
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