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Enlarged Spleen Hiv
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, it's safe as long as the doctor is aware of this and so can navigate the scope around it. ...Read more
Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
Cardiomyopathy, End Stage
Cirrhosis, Primary Biliary
Leukemia, Acute Myeloid
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I'm 31 yrs of age 197 lbs, I have fatty infiltration liver and a enlarged spleen how bad can this be?
Very bad: You can become cirrhotic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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