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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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6 yr old with liver issue developed enlarged spleen+high tem+bloody vomit&diarrhea. Docs say splenectomy not possible at this stage. Solution?

6 yr old with liver issue developed enlarged spleen+high tem+bloody vomit&diarrhea. Docs say splenectomy not possible at this stage. Solution?

Need more: Details to advise. If her spleen is not causing her problems, like anemia or low platelets, it may be important to keep it. What is the cause of her liver disease. I hope she will recover. All the best. ...Read more

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My 6 year old niece has a liver issue since birth, recently she got a high temp+bloody vomit&diarrhea+double pneumona+enlarged spleen. Drs. Say no hope?

My 6 year old niece has a liver issue since birth, recently she got a high temp+bloody vomit&diarrhea+double pneumona+enlarged spleen. Drs. Say no hope?

Sounds grim: The liver is a very important organ and it is not paired (only have one). If disease is confined to only one lobe it can be removed. Otherwise seems like only other option might be transplant which is not likely in your country. So sorry! ...Read more

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Child has enlarged spleen, but high fever is not allowing for splenectomy. Bloody vomit and diarrhea, and double pneumonia too. Doctors say no hope.

Child has enlarged spleen, but high fever is not allowing for splenectomy. Bloody vomit and diarrhea, and double pneumonia too. Doctors say no hope.

Spleen: It may be her spleen is large because she is sick with infection. I am so sorry she is so sick and my prayers are with you. ...Read more

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My 17 year old son was seen in ER a few days ago CT shows enlarged spleen. Now has 102 fever diarrhea pain in abdomen chest jaw and back?

My 17 year old son was seen in ER a few days ago CT shows enlarged spleen. Now has 102 fever diarrhea pain in abdomen chest jaw and back?

Infectious Mono: Splenic enlargement in your son with highly suggestive symptoms of Mono should be confirmed with blood test. Pl make sure he is taking part in contact sport or other injury to his abdomen to avoid serious risk of bleeding. A follow up U.S. In a couple of month would be desirable. Good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, tender abdomen. I have had stool tests done to rule out all basic stuff, fecal fat test, blood work, ultrasound which showed cholelithiasis, enlarged spleen (14.3cm), and fatty liver. Surgeon not worried.

I am experiencing abdominal pain, diarrhea, tender abdomen. I have had stool tests done to rule out all basic stuff, fecal fat test, blood work, ultrasound which showed cholelithiasis, enlarged spleen (14.3cm), and fatty liver. Surgeon not worried.

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. The most helpful clues will come from a very detailed interview by a knowledgeable physician, preferably a gastroenterologist. Shooting first with lots of tests and skipping the questions usually wastes a lot of money and often results in chasing lots of dead ends. If careful history and directed testing are reassuring, then IBS is the most likely. ...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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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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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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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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Is having an enlarged spleen contagious?

NO: Having an enlarged spleen has numerous causes. Some are due to infectious diseases but the enlarged spleen is a symptom of a disease process and is not contagious. ...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?

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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What would experts say? Could a CBC be abnormal if you had an enlarged spleen?

What would experts say? Could a CBC be abnormal if you had an enlarged spleen?

Not necessarily: There are many causes for an enlarged spleen. An abnormal CBC (like too many white cells) may cause the spleen to enlarge. Or an over active enlarged spleen may cause a low HGB or hct. ...Read more

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My brother has an enlarged spleen which is pressing on his liver. What does this mean?

Splenomegally: An enlarged spleen might not be normal and this should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause. One of the most common and temporary causes of enlarged spleen is mononucleosis (mono). ...Read more

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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

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