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How can you tell if your spleen is enlarged?

How can you tell if your spleen is enlarged?

Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:being unable to eat a large meal.
Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen; this pain may spread to your left shoulder. ...Read more

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If it is possible to tell if your spleen is enlarged by checking yourself?

Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:being unable to eat a large meal.
Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen; this pain may spread to your left shoulder. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen were enlarged?

Not likely: The spleen is located toward the back and under the left ribs. The spleen would have to become quite large for someone to be able to feel it or cause local pressure feelings. ...Read more

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My sisters spleen is enlarged please tell me what to do know....What and what not to eat. .....Precautions?

My sisters spleen is enlarged please tell me what to do know....What and what not to eat. .....Precautions?

Splenomegaly: If she has already been evaluated and there is no specific cause, then it is an incidental enlargement. Most importantly, no blunt force trauma such as serious aerobic or strenuous sporting activity that can be jarring to the body. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

No: Spleen enlargement may be found by physical exam or imaging. Splenomegaly can be caused by liver failure or itp. Low platelets should raise suspicion of an enlarged spleen due to the aforementioned conditions. Mononucleosis diagnosis may involve eval of spleen. ...Read more

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Hi my crp was 72 and 133 respectively. My spleen and lymphnodes are enlarged. Doctors are telling its infection. Please tell me if something wrong?

Hi my crp was 72 and 133 respectively. My spleen and lymphnodes are enlarged. Doctors are telling its infection. Please tell me if something wrong?

Hi CRP/ LN: Could be mononucleosis, malaria or other infection or rarely could be issues like lymphoma. get mononucleosis titers IgM, igG, , get CBC, thick smear, blood cultures rest, may need biopsy if does not resolve in a month. Follow up with your doctor, ...Read more

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I lost blood, the hospital gave me 2 units. I had antibodies in my blood. They said my spleen was enlarged. How do I tell if my spleen has ruptured?

I lost blood, the hospital gave me 2 units. I had antibodies in my blood. They said my spleen was enlarged. How do I tell if my spleen has ruptured?

Spleen rupture death: The unmonitored rupture of a spleen leads to death. If you are alive and otherwise stable you have not ruptured your spleen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Pulsating swelling: The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. Aortic enlargement causing any swelling will be pulsating swelling. ...Read more

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Is it likely for your CBC to be normal if your spleen is enlarged?

Is it likely for your CBC to be normal if your spleen is enlarged?

Depends: Some spleens remove damaged red blood cells e.g. Sickle cells or spherocytes. Some remove platelets. Other conditions can cause enlarged spleens without the above and the CBC may be normal. Your doctor should be working on finding the exact cause. ...Read more

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Why do peole get enlarged spleens?

Why do peole get enlarged spleens?

See below: This can be a result of a variety of conditions such as liver disease and hematological disorders as well as some infections such as mono. ...Read more

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Cure of enlargement of spleen?

First we need to: Know why the spleen is enlarged. Then treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How would I tell if I hurt my spleen?

Only CT can tell: The spleen may be injured any time there is a significant impact to your lower left chest. It's difficult to tell pain from bruised or broken ribs in that area from a spleen injury. The only way to tell for sure is with a ct scan. ...Read more

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Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

ARE YOU 90: Are you really 90 years old asking question on line
the only advise I have see a doctor large spleen tend to rupture for a minor trauma be cereful
if you are really 90 years old in India you must be very healthy
see a doctor ...Read more

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Why would your spleen feel enlarged and painful?

There is: There is a long list of things that cause a spleen to be enlarged ranging from liver problems to hematological conditions. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What might bring about my spleen to be enlarged?

What might bring about my spleen to be enlarged?

Enlarged spleen: Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) can be due to various conditions. In a young person, it can enlarge due to a blood disorder causing the spleen to 'hold on' to too many blood products, causing it to swell. Sometimes certain tumors can be associated with enlarged spleens. Liver diseases can also cause problems in the spleen. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

Probably not, maybe: If the spleen is not working, eg from injury from sickle cell anemia, it is more likely to become seriously ill from bacterial meningitis or sepsis (blood infection) from strep pneumonia, neisseria meningitidis, hemophilus influenzae (vaccines are available). You may have anemia or easy bleeding if abnormal spleen is holding on to red cells or platelets. You may have abnormal blood on microscope. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a mildly englarged spleen?

What exercises can I do with a mildly englarged spleen?

Nothing impactful.: Most exercise regimens would be fine with an enlarged spleen (why is it enlarged?). However, I wouldn't do anything with a lot of bodily impact, such as boxing or kickboxing or martial arts. ...Read more

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Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Nothing: Normally the spleen measures about 11 cm, it is a dynamic organ though, can swell a little with activity, but that doesn't mean any particular disease, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Which is the medication for stoping the enlargement of spleen?

Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen is the treatment for enlarged spleen, however this is not dpne on all cases who have enlarged spleen. Dr will need to determine what is the cause of the enlarged spleen. Thrre is no oral medication to directly shrink spleen size. ...Read more

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What should be done if anything if your spleen stays slightly enlarged at 14cm for 2 months now?

What should be done if anything if your spleen stays slightly enlarged at 14cm for 2 months now?

Means nothing: I see spleens this size often at autopsy in people without disease there. The organ varies tremendously in size for reasons that nobody understands. ...Read more

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I am a 31yo female. I had an u/s this morning and was told I have a 13cm spleen. The tech said it was very slightly enlarged. Do I need to worry?

I am a 31yo female. I had an u/s this morning and was told I have a 13cm spleen. The tech said it was very slightly enlarged. Do I need to worry?

No: Normally the spleen measures about 11 cm, it is a dynamic organ though, can swell a little with activity, but that doesn't mean any particular disease, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should I avoid workouts? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated (3-4).

Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should I avoid workouts? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated (3-4).

In theory you are OK: You need to discuss with your physicians to be certain. It depends on how well the spleen has healed. ...Read more

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Since at least the end of june my spleen is still enlarged it was 14cm and I just had another u/s that measured it at 14 too. Why would it still b big?

Since at least the end of june my spleen is still enlarged it was 14cm and I just had another u/s that measured it at 14 too. Why would it still b big?

Splenomegaly: I would not be concerned about spleen measuring 14 cm which is minimally enlarged without any worsening and no other symptoms. It's hard to explain why it measures so on the ultrasound without further history and physical exam. If that's the only abnormality, I would recommend no further action. ...Read more

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Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Sometimes: A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underlying disease and the specific issues caused by the spleen. ...Read more

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What causes a enlarged spleen?

What causes a enlarged spleen?

Many causes: The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and hemolytic anemia cause enlargement to compensate for the increased work. Congestion due to cirrhosis/portal hypertension cause enlargement by limiting blood flow out of the spleen. Tumors especially lymphoma can grow in the spleen as well. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of spleen enlargement?

Several effects: Splenomegaly is an enlargement of the spleen. The spleen usually lies in the left upper quadrant of the human abdomen. In early stages, mild enlargement of the spleen may have no symptoms, but with moderate to severe splenomegaly, there will likely be some reduction in the number of circulating blood cells, abdominal pain, chest pain, early fullness, increased workload on the liver. ...Read more

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Should u go skiing if ur spleen is inlarged and u have mono?

Not a good idea: When you have an enlarged spleen, it is possible for it to rupture (break open) if you hit something. That can be dangerous and make you need emergency surgery. Spleens can be different sizes, but generally the bigger, the worse the risk from being hit. Also, people with mono are often too tired to enjoy or do well with skiing. Put off your skiing several weeks. ...Read more