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How Do Doctors Check For Swollen Spleen
Yes: Either dr. Would be fine, even an internist. Best wishes. ...Read more
My spleen is swollen, and my hgb is at 7. Can i be losing my blood in my spleen? Will doctors be able to see the blood taken by my spleen?
Hematologist: You should see a hematologist. That level of anemia is serious, an an enlarged spleen is also indicative of a problem related in your blood system. Anemia is usually due to bleeding, impaired production, or hemolysis. Hemolysis means abnormal consumption of red cells in your spleen or blood vessels. There are blood tests and ultrasound studies to investigate further. ...Read more
I have a bump under my left rib cage where spleen is. It's pretty large. The doctor thinks I have mono. Is it normal to see the swollen spleen?
Confusing question: If you can feel a bulge under your left rib cage it could be a swollen spleen.You would usually never feel one as it is usually tucked down close to the kidney and deep in the abdomen. Mono has many symptoms and a swollen spleen is one of them.You should avoid any physical activity that could increase the risk of trauma to the spleen (horseriding, bicycle riding etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had an enlarged liver&spleen for several months.Specialists trying to figure out why.Woke up this morn w/swollen feet.Should i call doctor?
Yes: This new symptom may help give a clue as to your issue with the enlarged liver and spleen. In addition it likely represents either leaky vessels from inflammation or excessive pressure in the veins of the body. Stop eating sodium and limit it's consumption. Avoid nsaids, motrin, aleve, naprosyn. Call your doctor for an appointment. Elevating the legs higher than your heart will help. ...Read more
Doc said L ribs are swollen, labs fine. Some pain on L and R upper abdomen. Would enlarged spleen cause pain both sides? What else could it be?
Upon exam, by chance the doc noted my spleen was swollen. Bloodwork showed nothing abnormal. What could cause random swelling? Need for further tests?
Many reasons: 1. Exam could have been mistaken. 2. There are numerous causes of increased spleen size, such as alcohol induced liver disease; other liver diseases that cause cirrhosis such as hepatitis b or c; lymphomas; splenic malignancies; vascular diseases; amyloidosis. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
My doc said my L ribcage is swollen.Very tender, too. Was diagnosed via ultrasound with "possible hemangioma" on spleen. Could that cause this?
Physical exam: The spleen typically lies in the left upper abdomen, and under normal circumstances, in most people, cannot be felt or palpated as it is too high up behind the left rib cage. When it is enlarged, the doctor may feel it by having you take a deep breath in then out-causing the diaphragm to contract, pushing the spleen down and allowing the tip to be palpated. Serial exams helpful to monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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