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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have borderline lymphoma, therefore my spleen is enlarged. I recently had a colonoscopy done and the doctor was only able to go 20 cm. Was it due to the spleen?
No: Your spleen is well beyond 20cm.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Either dr. Would be fine, even an internist. Best wishes. ...Read more
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