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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it true that an enlarged spleen is always dangerous?

Splenomegaly: The danger of an enlarged spleen is rupture either spontaneously or with trauma. There are varying degrees. The underlying cause needs to be elucidated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged spleen?

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

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Why is it dangerous to have an enlarged spleen?

It can rupture: It can rupture causing internal bleeding that can only be stopped with either surgery or a radiologic procedure. It can also cause early satiety (getting full quickly after eating), and pain. ...Read more

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Could alcohol be the cause of my enlarged spleen?

If you drink a lot: Only if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Moderate drinking will not cause an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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If you have an enlarged spleen from mono, can you feel it?

Depends: It depends on how big it is... If it is big enough for you to feel... You need to see a doctor and avoid any activities that may put you at risk for rupture of the spleen. ...Read more

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Is their pain with an enlarged spleen? On occasions feels like a fist there.

Spleen: This really depends on whether the enlargement is acute and rapid or slow and chronic. The former produces pain as the capsule expands rapidly, the latter does not produce pain as the capsule is given time to expand. Large spleens are prone to injury and bleeding and this can cause pain. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause chest pain?

Can an enlarged spleen cause chest pain?

Enlarged spleen: Sometimes discomfort on the left side of the chest accompanies splenic enlargement. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

What causes an enlarged spleen? Do not have mono.

SPLENOMEGALY: CAUSES: Many: though not that common. Typhoid, septicemia, abscess/cyst in spleen, some viral infection, malaria, toxoplasma infection; hemolytic anemias- e.g. Thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hereditary spherocytosis; lymphoma, leukemia; some metabolic diseases; liver cirrhosis with portal vein hypertension; sarcoidosis; rheumatoid arthritis.
Sound scary, if feeling too sick, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting mono, enlarged spleen, symptoms etc.?

I am getting mono, enlarged spleen, symptoms etc.?

Yes...: Mono is a viral illness...Chinese medicine is amazing in helping recover form mono and I would suggest it highly. ...Read more

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What are natural treatments for an enlarged spleen?

No such thing: Enlarged spleen has a cause, and treatment is according to the original disease, and degree of enlargement, kindly consult the doctor who made the diagnosis ...Read more

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What can you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

What can you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

See your doctor: It is important to determine the cause of the abnormality. Enlargement of both liver and spleen is not a trivial matter. Please see your doctor for a check and lab tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What did you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

What did you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

Alcohol: There are many causes of enlarged liver and spleen, however, the most common thing people do intentionally that causes this abnormality is drink excessively that causes fatty liver and cirrhosis. Other diseases, like infections, leukemias, lymphomas can also cause enlargement of these organs. ...Read more

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What causes high red boold cell count and an enlarged spleen?

What causes high red boold cell count and an enlarged spleen?

It could be blood di: Blood disorders of different types are a frequent cause of enlarged spleen. A high blood (wbc) count can be due to chronic blood disorders like chronic leukemia. You need to consult a hematologist or oncologist to help you further define what is wrong and guide treatment for it. ...Read more

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Crohn's disease and pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, what to do?

Crohn's disease and pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, what to do?

See your GI: You need to be seen by your gastroenterologist asap. There are several entities that could cause these findings. Pancreatitis is often a medication side effect from a crohn's disease medication. You could also have a stone in your bile ducts somewhere. You will likely need some imaging of your abdominal organs if you have not already had some. ...Read more

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Can a enlarged spleen have anything to do with prostate disease?

Can a enlarged spleen have anything to do with prostate disease?

Not related: Spleen is related to the hemopoietic (blood) & lymphatic systems & not related to the prostate gland. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged spleen from mono, should I wear a seatbelt?

Yes, please!: The spleen is one of the most common organs injured following car crashes. It is common for the spleen to enlarge with mono; this makes you more susceptible to splenic injury. Wearing a seat belt will decrease your risk of trauma to the spleen. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some natural treatments for an enlarged spleen?

Cause of LG spleen?: It would be helpful to know what is causing the splenic enlargement - if it's an infection, a cancer, liver diseases or something else. Most treatments revolve around protecting the spleen when enlarged- so it doesn't burst like a balloon. So no contact sports. Wear a seat belt. See doc for preventative vaccines in case it has to come out. Natural treatments would be adjunctive. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause to having an enlarged spleen and kidneys?

Here are....: Enlarged spleen may result from: infections of viral, bacterial, parasitic origins; blood cancers; liver cirrhosis; hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, etc. And enlarged kidneys may be temporary by ureteral & renal venous obstruction, and by inflammation/infection, or progressive by inherent renal cysts &/or tumors, or by metastatic tumors, etc. Ask specific & personally pertinent Q! ...Read more

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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

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