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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

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Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Why is it enlarged: An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except for rare types of blood diseases). But the spleen is often enlarged because of other problems like chronic pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis, or blood problems. ...Read more

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Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Husband sick for months. Fatigue, body aches, low body temperature, enlarged spleen, heterogeneous liver, cellulitis (strep and staph) and skin nodule?

Fatigue: and enlarged spleen may be signs of something serious. He should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or a general internist. Please do not delay seeking further eval. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Sometimes: A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underlying disease and the specific issues caused by the spleen. ...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

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How do I get an enlarged spleen?

How do I get an enlarged spleen?

Many: Spleen can enlarge for a dozen different reasons. Some are benign like chronic liver disorders(cirrhosis) or it can be a blood disorder like leukemia or itp like conditions. Only a hematologist can help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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How can I reduce enlarged spleen?

How can I reduce enlarged spleen?

The cause: needs to be determined before you can develop a plan to reduce the size. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen-what could it mean?

Several Things: The list is fairly long. An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) can be caused by many things. Patients with cirrhosis can develop splenomegaly. Certain cancers - such as lymphoma, myelodysplastic disease, etc.. Infections (mononucleosis, parasites, TB). You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for an enlarged spleen?

See a doctor: Splenic enlargement can be due to a number of illnesses. Cancer must be considered as a possible cause. You should see a board-certified internist who will order the appropriate screening tests. Please do not do yourself a disservice seeing alternative practitioners for this problem. ...Read more

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Could a ugi determine a enlarged spleen ?

Not usually: An UGI may incidentally note something pressing on the left side of the stomach and raise the suspicion of an enlarged spleen. A ct scan or abdominal ultrasound would be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident in asymptomatic patients while other times associated with a multitude of symptoms such as malaise, abdominal swelling, pain, easy bruising... If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for enlarged spleen?

Make a diagnosis: That depends on why your spleen is enlarged. You need to find out. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an enlarged spleen?

How do I know if I have an enlarged spleen?

You won't.: Someone's gotta check. That's the simplest method. It's part of a basic physical exam. Otherwise CT or MRI. Enlarged spleens aren't painful, but can rupture easily. Mono (EBV) enlarges spleens. Trauma, can too, from bleeding. A bonehead once drove into me while in a crosswalk, from the left. Thankfully I flew up overhead. Felt fine, but rescue insisted on a CT (it was normal). ...Read more

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Can u see a enlarged spleen lying on your back?

Can u see a enlarged spleen lying on your back?

Usually not: Enlarged spleens peek out from below the rib arch on the left, but won't protrude upward. Even if the abdomen is sunken in and fully relaxed, most people have enough fat and/or ab muscle to prevent it from being visible even when it is easily felt. A very large spleen (gaucher's, schistosomiasis, malaria) might be seen as an asymmetry in the upper left quadrant. ...Read more

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Can i go to dance class with an enlarged spleen?

Discuss with your dr: Discuss with treating physician---it may depend on what is causing your spleen to be enalrged. ...Read more

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What could probable causes of my enlarged spleen?

Many things: Could be normal, bone marrow problems, lymphoma, leukemia, blood clot, infections. Depends on how big. Any abnormal blood findings? Any weight loss. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Baby has enlarged spleen symptoms what should we do?

See pediatrician: Your baby's pediatrician is your best resource. There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen - from minor to major. Depends on the disease process, your pediatrician may also involve a hematologist in taking care of your baby. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

Something is wrong: Many internal disorders can cause your spleen to enlarge. Some common conditions include cirrhosis of the liver and blood disorders like chronic leukemias of different types can be the cause. You should seek consultation with a blood specialist to examine you and investigate the cause. ...Read more

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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

Enlarged spleen = splenomegaly= enlargement/ increased size of the digestive organ that is just ...Read more