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Can an enlarged spleen cause chronic hyperventilation?

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 more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

An enlarged spleen is a clinical finding in which the spleen is larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can occur with infections, diseases of ...Read more


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Can an enlarged spleen cause pain on the right side as well as the left?

It depends on: The reason why the spleen is enlarged in the first place., There are many causes for an enlarged spleen and you must rely on a Physician to help you. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause chest pain?

Can an enlarged spleen cause chest pain?

Enlarged spleen: Sometimes discomfort on the left side of the chest accompanies splenic enlargement. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause heartburn when laying down?

Can an enlarged spleen cause heartburn when laying down?

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

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Could alcohol be the cause of my enlarged spleen?

If you drink a lot: Only if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Moderate drinking will not cause an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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Can a toddler have an enlarged spleen without any other symptoms? What would be the cause? Would symptoms eventually show up?

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

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What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

Long standing: Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis, and the associated portal hypertension can produce splenomegaly. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

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

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What causes a enlarged spleen?

What causes a enlarged spleen?

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

Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Definition)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more