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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Enlarged Liver And Spleen (Overview)

An enlarged liver and spleen is a clinical finding in which the liver and spleen are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can occur with liver or blood diseases.


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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Enlarged Liver And Spleen (Overview)

An enlarged liver and spleen is a clinical finding in which the liver and spleen are larger than in a normal, healthy person. This can occur with liver or blood diseases.


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Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more

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I have a enlarged liver and spleen and will any symptoms show?

I have a enlarged liver and spleen and will any symptoms show?

That depends: on what is causing your liver and spleen to be enlarged. Hepatosplenomegaly can have many different causes and sometimes it causes no apparent symptoms. If these organs are significantly enlarged it can result in enlargement of the abdomen. It may cause stomach pain. Seek prompt medical care if upper abdominal pain is persistent and its severity increases upon taking deep breaths or eating. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver and spleen and do not know that cause. What should I do?

See a doctor: The most important thing to do would be to see a doctor who will then try to find out the cause. This is not something to ignore in the hopes that it will go away. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged liver and spleen mean hepatitis?

Numerous: Not always. Multiple other reasons including blood disorder. Cirrhosis of the liver again that could be alcohol induced or other medical reason induced. Essentially multiple reasons key one is blood disorder. Seeing a hematologist is the key as underlying possibilities r numerous. ...Read more

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Can a person with an enlarged liver and spleen safely carry a baby to term?

Can a person with an enlarged liver and spleen safely carry a baby to term?

Depends on the cause: Enlargement of the liver and spleen is not a trivial issue and it should be resolved before undertaking pregnancy. There are many causes of this abnormality and many are treatable. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

What could be the cause of an enlarged liver and spleen, and high wbc?

Many things: If had to pick one disease that best fits with the data, i would pick chronic myelogenous leukemia. Other are mono, lymphosarcoma cell leukemia. ...Read more

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My fetus has an enlarged liver and spleen, is it dangerous ?

My fetus has an enlarged liver and spleen, is it dangerous ?

Enlarged organs: There is a normal liver enlargement during fetal life. However, if both the liver and spleen are enlarged, this is not usually normal. It can be caused by a viral infection in the fetus. Another cause is fetal anemia which is sometimes caused by antibodies from mom affecting the baby's red blood cells or an abnormal hemoglobin in the baby's red blood cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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Enlarged Liver (Definition)

Hepatomegaly, otherwise known as an enlarged liver, is a clinical finding in which the liver is found to be larger than is normal, either by the physical exam from a physician or by imaging such as CT scan or ultrasound. This can be due to alcoholism, hepatitis viruses, inherited liver ...Read more