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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. Jeffrey Wint
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Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...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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Hey I just found out I have an enlarged spleen and liver what is the best thing to take?

Hepatosplenomegaly: Lymphoma, Burkitt
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin DefFiciency
Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
Cystic Fibrosis
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome
Toxoplasmosis
Tuberculosis
Anemia, Sideroblastic
Torch Infections
Wilms Tumor
Cardiomyopathy, End Stage
Cirrhosis, Primary Biliary
Leishmaniasis
Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Histoplasmosis
Typhoid Fever
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
Candidiasis, Invasive
Psittacosis
HIV
EBV


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Signs and symptoms of enlarged spleen and where would the mass be located? Would it be hard or soft and palpable or not

Under left ribs: The spleen is hard to feel unless it is very enlarged. It is a very soft organ but in some conditions it becomes very swollen and tense. In that case you can feel the edge of it below the left lower rib cage. ...Read more

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Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual I went to see him as I have left side rib pain.

Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged there must be a reason for it. You should have a blood test called a CBC to check your blood cells, especially platelets. Also a cmp to check your liver function, since an enlarged spleen can sometimes be due to a liver problem. A baseline ultrasound of the abdomen should assess the organs, and often a ct scan is indicated to further examine the vessels to liver, spleen. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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