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Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?

Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?

No, need tests: A simple cyst in the spleen is usually without symptoms. If it does cause symptoms it would be pain, or cause a lack of appetite. The spleen can be seen and evaluated by ultrasound, or ct scan or mri. Any of those test will be able to measure the size of the cyst. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

No: A cyst on the spleen will not affect your appetite. However, the cyst was diagnosed, ct or sonogram, there should be some measurement of the cyst. Do not be concerned, as congenital cysts of the spleen, liver, and/or kidneys are not uncommon. Your primary doctor can answer any other questions at your next visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on the spleen cause left abdominal pain?

Can a cyst on the spleen cause left abdominal pain?

Maybe: It is unlikely but would depend on the size. Most cysts in spleen are small and do not cause pain. Very large cysts can, however, cause pain. ...Read more

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What caused an abnormal looking blister like cyst on my daughters spleen?

What caused an abnormal looking blister like cyst on my daughters spleen?

Usually normal: Many people have small cysts on or in their liver, spleen or kidneys. They are usually harmless and may get slowly larger over time. The only ones to worry about are those that are seen after an injury from an impact of some sort. Those could bleed and need to be evaluated at the hospital. ...Read more

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Sent to ER for 105F fever, CT discovered fatty liver (non-alcoholic), 18CM spleen, and 3CM splenic cyst. Cause of fever unknown, broke after 8 days (thought to be viral, fever decreased). Should I be concerned about the cyst? No known trauma prior.

Sent to ER for 105F fever, CT discovered fatty liver (non-alcoholic), 18CM spleen, and 3CM splenic cyst. Cause of fever unknown, broke after 8 days (thought to be viral, fever decreased). Should I be concerned about the cyst? No known trauma prior.

Cysts and: Fatty livers are common. Fatty liver occurs in about 10% of the population and higher in diabetics and heavy drinkers. Spleen cysts are rare UNLESS there has been previous trauma. It's hard to say about mononucleosis and spleen cysts. Cancers are generally solid, but have to grow unregulatedly to be cancer. Follow up imaging can determine if something is growing. Spleen cysts from infectn need bx ...Read more

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Can a kidney cyst 9.1cm cause severe pain in the upper abdomen?

Kidney Cyst: Did you have an MRI? Pain in the side between the ribs and hip, stomach, or back. Fever. Frequent urination (having to go the bathroom often)Blood in the urine, or dark urine.
You should see a urologist, The doctor can get access to the cyst, drain the contents and infiltrate with alcohol. It's a simple procedure was very good results. In most of the cases you do not stay overnight ...Read more

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Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Ultrasound: Nancy,

Ultrasound is excellent at viewing the spleen. CT also offers a good view, but carries the downside of radiation exposure. Due to the safety, doctors will often start with ultrasound, then reserve CT scan for those patients where they see an area of concern. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of my spleen. What does that mean?

I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of my spleen. What does that mean?

Probably nothing: These are usually similar to the trivial cysts that folks get under their skin. If your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. ...Read more

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I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of the spleen. What does that mean?

I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of the spleen. What does that mean?

Needs watching.: Cysts found on the liver or spleen during a ct or ultrasound are quite common. They are usually benign growths, that are simply followed with a repeat scan. If it's not growing, it is left alone.
Splenic cysts may be hereditary, related to trauma or parasitic infection but usually there is no clear explanation. Follow up but no worries — this is not a big deal. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my spleen. Cyst has 'been measured 3.'2 CM what append to me?

I have a cyst in my spleen. Cyst has 'been measured 3.'2 CM what append to me?

Various causes: Splenic cysts have a number of causes, including congenital or familial (present @ birth or running in the family). They can also result from trauma and certain immune conditions like sarcoidosis. I notice that you live in Sri Lanka. Infections, particularly parasites, are a common cause of splenic cysts in southern Asia. Consult your doctor about definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that more cysts have showed up on my spleen since original u/s in Nov?

Should I be concerned that more cysts have showed up on my spleen since original u/s in Nov?

Need a consult: The answer to your question depends on what the cause of the abnormality in your spleen, and the details of your medical history. You can talk about this in more detail with a specialist on HealthTap if you request a consultation with a doctor in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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Hi there, what is the problems of not having spleen? I don't have spleen because there was a cyst in my spleen. Thank u

Hi there, what is the problems of not having spleen? I don't have spleen because there was a cyst in my spleen. Thank u

Infection: You are more likely to get infected especially with bacteria having a capsules like s pneumoniae. I hope you had received all the vaccines prior to removing the spleen. If not, you should still be getting them. ...Read more

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How deadly are cyst on your spleen?

How deadly are cyst on your spleen?

Not at all: These are curiously little birthmark-type things. If the radiologist isn't concerned, don'nt be either. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my spleen do I have to have surgery?

I have a cyst on my spleen do I have to have surgery?

Cyst: Splenic cysts, although not particularly common, are the most common focal lesion of the spleen. They may be present since birth or may be secondary to other causes. They are usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered at imaging. Small and asymptomatic cysts do not require treatment. Symptomatic cysts are managed surgically. ...Read more

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12X11cm septated splenic cyst in spleen. Is a total splenectomy the only option?

It depend: It really depend what kind of cyst you have knowing it is a septated and for any reason if you have been in a foreign third world country the possibility that could be a parasite cyst it will be a catastrophic if the cyst ruptured inside you the total splenectomy could be the safest route if on the other hand that not the case unroofing the cyst could be a possibility leave it to your surgeon ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more