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What is the connection between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

What is the connection between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

Hemolysis: Enlarged spleen is usually seen in anemia whenthe rbc is fragile. Many disorders can cause this. Fragile rbcs can then be broken down in the spleen (a process referred to as hemolysis). This causes different levels of anemia and an enlarged spleen. Often jaundice can be seen as well. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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Is anemia caused by your spleen?

Is anemia caused by your spleen?

It depends: In some forms of anemia such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, the spleen is actively involved in the pathophysiology of the disease. In other types, such as iron deficiency, the spleen has nothing to do with the disease. ...Read more

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Blood showed severe iron def no anemia;taking 65mg iron 3x a day for month.Ferritin only up to 26.2 in this weeks test.Have enlarged spleen.What cause?

Blood showed severe iron def no anemia;taking 65mg iron 3x a day for month.Ferritin only up to 26.2 in this weeks test.Have enlarged spleen.What cause?

More info is needed: Severe iron deficiency needs to be explained---poor nutrition, menstrual blood loss, blood in stool--to clarify these issues is critical--the explanation for enlarged spleen may be as simple as a viral process or it could be significantly more of an issue. Your doctor needs to do some evaluations. Good luck.--or see an hematologist. ...Read more

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What is the connection between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

Hemolysis: Enlarged spleen is usually seen in anemia whenthe rbc is fragile. Many disorders can cause this. Fragile rbcs can then be broken down in the spleen (a process referred to as hemolysis). This causes different levels of anemia and an enlarged spleen. Often jaundice can be seen as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have all the symptoms of enlarged spleen except anemia?

What to do if I have all the symptoms of enlarged spleen except anemia?

How do you know?: Enlarged spleen is rather a professional diagnosis, unless your spleen is 3 or 4 times its original size, then you would be sick enough and be under medical care. Kindly see your doctor for assessment have a second opinion if you aren't satisfied, but try not to assume, goodluck ...Read more

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Please help! what is the relation between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

Many things: The cause of the anemia and the cause of the enlarged spleen may be related or possibly may not. Anemia may be specifically related to iron deficiency or other deficiency or bleeding or breakup of blood cells. Enlarged spleen may be related to a viral process or perhaps a more serious disorder. Regardless, you must be seen by a hematologist and evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have all the symptoms of enlarged spleen except anemia?

See details: What symptoms are you actually attributing to an enlarged spleen? If you are concerned, have a doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

What is the relationship between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

Sequestration: Sometimes the body inappropriately starts chewing up your blood cells. The blood gets filtered in the spleen. The chewed up blood cells "clog the filter" in the spleen and the spleen gets enlarged. ...Read more

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Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal - left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Normocytic Anemia - Prominent Spleen 'seen' during colonoscopy - CT Scan (2weekslater) spleen normal -  left up ab pain, further investigation needed?

Yes: Anemia in a 23 year male needs investigation as it suggests blood loss, lack of dietary iron or malabsorption. For the spleen size, I would trust the CT finding. Abdominal pain is an additional reason for further investigation. ...Read more