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Causes Of Spleen Enlargement
3 yr old TPN dependent for 2 yrs. She has splenomegaly (measured 8.9) alt/ast looks great. Can TPN cause spleen enlargement w/out affecting liver?
Doubtful, but: I have never seen TPN cause isolated splenomegaly without some involvement of the liver, but i would defer the final answer to a peds GI doc. However, i would be more concerned that whatever underlying condition that is causing her to be TPN dependent and not able to use her gut is contributing to her splenomegaly, and not the TPN itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several effects: Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen. The spleen usually lies in the left upper quadrant of the human abdomen. In early stages, mild enlargement of the spleen may have no symptoms, but with moderate to severe splenomegaly, there will likely be some reduction in the number of circulating blood cells, abdominal pain, chest pain, early fullness, increased workload on the liver. ...Read more
Is frequent hiccups sign of spleen enlargement. What is considered frequent? Toddler gets hiccups a lot
Common in toddlers: Toddlers and babies have immature brains. They are prone to having hiccups more than older children and adults. You can have the doctor check for any other causes, but it is likely normal. I have never seen hiccups from an enlarged spleen. I think theoretically it could irritate the diaphragm and cause them though. ...Read more
Toddler gets hiccups a lot. Is it normal? I read somewhere it could be a symptoms of spleen enlargement and now i'm nervous.
Mostly various herbs: and vegs and need more of a good luck!!! ...Read more
My WBC and PLATELETS are reduce because of my spleen enlargement .....is this possible to cure this ?
6 yo w/ hered spherocytosis and mild spleen enlargement. Tripped and Fell on metal bar on stomach. No crying. Worry? Signs of rupture?
Last 3M Hepatitis C diagnose with spleen enlargement,doctors not recommended injection treatment due to spleen enlargement what can i do to control it?
I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?
Wilson's disease: There are chelating therapy available.....being young....your chances are better..... oral penicillamine with pyridoxine,indefinitely. Alternately, trientine. oral zinc interferes with copper absorption in gut. It is an autosomal recessive, watch with whom you shire a child....... ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Can I drink alcohol with an enlarged spleen? I don't know the cause for the enlargement and all my doctor has told me is that I have to do blood tests
Yes: It's not uncommon for a person to have a big spleen for no reason whatever -- and we never find the cause. If you feel well and have no other findings, I wouldn't give it another thought. ...Read more
I have enlarged spleen and enlarged liver and sugar count was 375 . Typ 2 diabeties, tx includes med every day. The enlargements just started 2 weeks?
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
What are the causes and risk associated wiyh an enlarged spleen? Im 83 and have been in bed for 2 days
MANY CAUSES: Enlarge spleen can be caused due to many causes, some common causes are infectious mononucleosis syphilis endocarditis hemolytic anemias cirrhosis and other liver diseases malaria leukemia, lymphoma and hodgkin disease risk associated with enlarged spleen are reduces number of red blodd cells in your blood and can cause low platlet count l, and in case of mononucleosis there is risk of ruptuture. ...Read more
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