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How do doctors check to see if my spleen is enlarged?

How do doctors check to see if my spleen is enlarged?

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 more

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I think my spleen might be enlarged, But I can't see my doctor for about a week. I'm kind of in pain so I'm not sure what to do,should I go to ER?

I think my spleen might be enlarged, But I can't see my doctor for about a week. I'm kind of in pain so I'm not sure what to do,should I go to ER?

Yes, go to the ER: If you are in moderate to severe pain then go to the ER. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. While it is unlikely to be your spleen more likely causes could be appendicitis, gall stones, kidney stones, ulcer or ovarian cyst amongst other things. ...Read more

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I was told I have a spot on my spleen what are the possibilities? The doctors just shrug it off and didn't check any further.

Trust your doctors: If it were something that warrants further study, they would have pursued it, but it isn't, best wishes ...Read more

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For those.Without a spleen when should they see the doctor when they are ill?

For those.Without a spleen when should they see the doctor when they are ill?

Soon: Living without a spleen either after surgery fir trauma or other therapeutic reason, or decreased function of the spleen, for whatever reason, immunizations: against pneumococcal, meningitis, h flu should be administered + flu shots every year, chills, temperature (101 and above) fatigue, any , abnormal symtpom warrants immediate help, overwhelming post splenectomy infection could be the case, . ...Read more

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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?

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

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Borderline enlarged spleen, the doctor says baby is fine.?

Borderline enlarged spleen, the doctor says baby is fine.?

Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal. ...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