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Herbal Treatment For Enlarged Spleen
Hepato-splenomegaly: Hi Keith: an enlarged liver and spleen (also called, hepatosplenomegaly) has many potential causes. Broadly: infections and cancers. For someone in India, a few possibilities that must be considered include TB and malaria - there are other infections too. For malignancies, evaluations for lymphoma's and leukemia's. She must seek care as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr said i have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.
May not be related: Need to know why the spleen is enlarged. The symptoms can be related to the reason the spleen is enlarged. The cyst may not be a problem. The treatment is to treat the reason the spleen is involved. Sometimes the spleen will need to be removed ...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
I think I may have an enlarged spleen,Pain under left ribs and feel something protruding a bit.called Dr can't get in for a week,should I go to ER?
Not an emergency: If the pain is bearable and you are able to eat without vomiting and sleep without any sign of fever etc. you can wait a few days to see your doctor for a definitive assessment. This may require some blood testing and or imaging study to confirm finding and figure out cause. If not feeling well in general, you should seek immediate assistance at your local hospital ED. Good luck:) ...Read more
Usually not: Enlarged spleens peek out from below the rib arch on the left, but won't protrude upward. Even if the abdomen is sunken in and fully relaxed, most people have enough fat and/or ab muscle to prevent it from being visible even when it is easily felt. A very large spleen (gaucher's, schistosomiasis, malaria) might be seen as an asymmetry in the upper left quadrant. ...Read more
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
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
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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