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I have mono and my spleen is enlarged. Can it get larger overtime?

I have mono and my spleen is enlarged. Can it get larger overtime?

Not likely: The splenic enlargement due to mono should subside in a matter of weeks. In the meantime avoid activities that may risk trauma to the abdomen in general and spleen in particular. If the enlargement has not subsided in three months, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have mono and my spleen is enlarged but not my liver. Can my liver it get larger overtime?

I have mono and my spleen is enlarged but not my liver. Can my liver it get larger overtime?

Not usually: Occasionally you can get hepatitis in association with epstein barr virus infection (infectious mononucleosis) but the liver is seldom enlarged even with this. ...Read more

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I have too much extra copper in my body. Because of that my liver and spleen are large. What are my options.....?

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

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What is considered a large spleen?

What is considered a large spleen?

Large spleen: Generally the spleen is 7-14cm in size. Greater than 14cm is considered large. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Large spleen?

What is the definition or description of: Large spleen?

Large spleen: Large spleen = Splenomegaly. This may be due to a variety of conditions (blood disorders, infections or cancer). Here is a good Mayo Clinic article on splenomegaly: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/home/ovc-20212739 ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to get hit to rupture their spleen?

How hard does someone have to get hit to rupture their spleen?

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

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Why do I get pain in my kidney area in my spleen areaat night more than I do during the day?

Why do I get pain in my kidney area in my spleen areaat night more than I do during the day?

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

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Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?

Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?

No, need tests: A simple cyst in the spleen is usually without symptoms. If it does cause symptoms it would be pain, or cause a lack of appetite. The spleen can be seen and evaluated by ultrasound, or ct scan or mri. Any of those test will be able to measure the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Can you get mono if you don't have a spleen?

Yes: Mono is a pattern infection responsible for the appearance a mononuclear white cells in excessive numbers. There are several potential germs that cause it, 80% as the E. B. virus. The germ does not care if you have a spleen or not when you get it. ...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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How big is the spleen?

How big is the spleen?

For Adults: It could be 12 cm (females) or 13 cm (males) or less for normal size of spleen. ...Read more

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Will removing my spleen make me more likely to get sick?

Will removing my spleen make me more likely to get sick?

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

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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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How do I get an enlarged spleen?

How do I get an enlarged spleen?

Many: Spleen can enlarge for a dozen different reasons. Some are benign like chronic liver disorders (cirrhosis) or it can be a blood disorder like leukemia or itp like conditions. Only a hematologist can help you sort it all out. ...Read more

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Why and when thalassemia patients spleen get bigger? Pls advice.

Why and when thalassemia patients spleen get bigger? Pls advice.

Splenic enlargement: There are several types of thalassemia. They cause splenic enlargement as there are problems with platelets that then get stuck in the spleen. Would need more information on type of thal to know more. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM, my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.

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