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Could drinking alcohol an enlarged spleen?

Could drinking alcohol an enlarged spleen?

Yes: Significant alcohol intake is associated with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, an enlarged spleen, and sophageal varices. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Heldman
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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

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


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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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Can drinking caffeine make the spleen enlarged?

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Can drinking caffeine make the spleen enlarged?

Caffeine/Spleen: Not likely. Explore other possible causes such as blood disease or liver problems. ...Read more

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Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Does alcohol drinking cause an enlarged liver?

Yes: Dr ali is correct. In some folks, acute alcohol. Ingestion can temporarily enlarge the liver. This is not usually permanent or dangerous. But drinking to excess is of course a serious problem. See your doctor if you believe your liver is damaged or you have a drinking problem. ...Read more

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What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

Long standing: Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis, and the associated portal hypertension can produce splenomegaly. ...Read more

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I've read enlarged spleen from fatty liver only occurs after extensive liver damage.Can a "mildly fatty liver" cause a painful enlarged spleen?

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Shouldn't: Cirrhosis causes splenomegaly through portal hypertension and splenic congestion; a mildly fatty liver should be well before this stage, and should not be the cause of a painful enlarged spleen. You should see a doctor for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Do all people with mono have enlarged spleen and lymph glands?

Do all people with mono have enlarged spleen and lymph glands?

Most: There are many variations in the clinical manifestations of mono and it may not cause any symptoms. Most people with clinical mono do have enlargements of lymph nodes, spleen and liver and these subside on their own with the natural resolution of the infection in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

Can a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver cause your muscles to hurt and ache?

It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), i sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Liver mild enlarged but normal splen sizee. Can that be cirrhosis?

Liver mild enlarged but normal splen sizee.  Can that be cirrhosis?

Yes: However, if you have cirrhosis, you would have some sense that something is wrong. If you have even mild emphysema, the big lungs push the liver down and it feels big. If your routine blood work is normal, stop worrying. Livers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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Endoscopy EUS showed several enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. Pancreas has inflammation and scar tissue. What could cause lymph nodes?

Endoscopy EUS showed several enlarged lymph nodes between pancreas and liver. Pancreas has inflammation and scar tissue. What could cause lymph nodes?

Lymphadenopathy: infection, Inflamation or tumor. If you have some obvious Robles with pancreas then that is it, but if not the lymph nodes need addressed and may need to be biopsies. ...Read more

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Can endoscopy affect the enlarged spleen?

Not upper endoscopy : ... But colonoscopy can theoretically be a little riskier since the splenic flexure of the colon is very close to the spleen. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen, liver and increased numbers of \nsmall lymph nodes present what can this mean?

Enlarged spleen, liver and  increased numbers of \nsmall lymph nodes present what can this mean?

It can be many thing: There are many conditions which can cause enlarged liver, spleen and lymph nodes you need to have thorough history/physical exam, and blood test to find the cause. It may be anything like infectious mononucleosis, or another infectious process to lymphoma so have it checked asap. ...Read more

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What could cause an atrophic spleen and enlarged thymus?

What could cause an atrophic spleen and enlarged thymus?

Many, maybe related: Spleen can be small either because it never grew (as baby/child) or because it was injured and became scarred. If problem started young enough, thymus can take over some of the spleen's work to compensate (so becomes bigger). Spleen filters old/damaged blood cells and helps produce new ones, filters out certain infections and has other immune functions; thymus is an important part of immune system. ...Read more

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I have stage4 cirrhosis would that cause several swollen portal lymph nodes in pancreas and spleen ?

I have stage4 cirrhosis would that cause several swollen portal lymph nodes in pancreas and spleen
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Not by itself: There may be some other cause, perhaps cancer. The radiologist can suggest whether the nodes might simply be okay or need to be evaluated ...Read more

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Can being sick a week before CT cause mildly enlarged spleen? 13cm

Can being sick a week before CT cause mildly enlarged spleen? 13cm

Sick how?: While there are some illnesses that cause symptoms acutely and that can simultaneously enlarge your spleen, it's not a universal fact that illness makes the spleen grow bigger. Depends what you were sick with, and if that illness caused the spleen to grow bigger. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia and antibiotics along with tylenol (acetaminophen) affect cbc and enlarged spleen and swollen lymph nodes? Doc thinks it can be anemic lymphoma

Can pneumonia and antibiotics along with tylenol (acetaminophen)  affect cbc and enlarged spleen and swollen lymph nodes? Doc thinks it can be anemic lymphoma

Many moving parts: The type of infectious organism will affect the cbc in various ways, usually causing an increase in neutrophils. Can affect lymphocytes and monocytes as well. The enlarged spleen may sequester immune cells or destroy red cells decreasing the numbers in the cbc. Depending on the antibiotic with Tylenol, (acetaminophen) either red cells, platelets or neutrophils can be destroyed (but rarely). (see comment) ...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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My spleen is enlarged from mononucleosis and i'm on an antibiotic called cephadroxil..Will smoking recreational marijuana rupture my spleen?

My spleen is enlarged from mononucleosis  and i'm on an antibiotic called cephadroxil..Will smoking recreational marijuana rupture my spleen?

No: I'd give all recreational drugs and all unnecessary drugs a rest while you are recovering from your mono and while you are on antibiotic treatment which suggests you also have a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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