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How Large Can The Spleen Get
I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?
Wilson's disease: There are chelating therapy available.....being young....your chances are better..... oral penicillamine with pyridoxine, indefinitely. Alternately, trientine. Oral zinc interferes with copper absorption in gut. It is an autosomal recessive, watch with whom you shire a child....... ...Read more
Depends on quality:
Of the spleen.
If its a healthy, then considerable amount of force would be needed, or a rib fractured in that area can puncture it. A fall onto left side causes the left elbow hitting the splenic region is a known way of splenic rupture.
If the spleen is diseased (weakened) from any cause, then a minor trauma can certainly rupture it. ...Read more
See your doctor.: These symptoms should be evaluated in greater detail with a physician who can take a proper history and exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?
Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?
No: A cyst on the spleen will not affect your appetite. However the cyst was diagnosed, ct or sonogram, there should be some measurement of the cyst. Do not be concerned, as congenital cysts of the spleen, liver, and/or kidneys are not uncommon. Your primary doctor can answer any other questions at your next visit. Good luck. ...Read more
When I press down on top of left rib fells like air under it why. ..been bothering me on and off for a while. ..I seen a nurse that said could be spleen need to get check asap but my dr did not take in concern to it?
Subcutaneous emphysema: This sounds like it could be subcutaneous emphysema. Gas gets trapped under the skin, could be a collapsed lung or rib fracture but infections can do this as well. Most of the conditions that cause subcutaneous emphysema are very severe, and you are likely already being treated by a doctor. Sometimes a hospital stay is needed, especially if due to an infection. I would get seen now. ...Read more
Yes. ..: In addition to being more susceptible to encapsulated organisms such as s. Pneumoniae (therefore, get your meningitis and pneumonia vaccines), you are also susceptible to other organisms that most people are not: capnocytophaga (from a dog bite), babesia (from a tick bite in certain parts of the us), and vibrio vulnificus (amarine bacteria that can cause a necrotizing skin infections). ...Read more
Is it possible that I feel fine but can still feel my spleen by barely even pressing? Could it be that big and still feel ok?
Get it checked: Depends on how thin you are. Either way, I would recommend that you have an exam with a doctor. ...Read more
27yo- Upon restricting diet, a grinding pain in L side spleen area began, feel like somethings too big there- on/off & bearable, present upon eating?
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
My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM, my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.
You haven't: Provided enough clinical information, but I would definitely discuss your problem with your physician. ...Read more
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