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How To Sleep With An Enlarged Spleen
Sleep hygiene is a topic that includes methods of getting the best and most sleep. Sleep hygiene recommendations include avoiding caffeine, having a cooler room temperature, reducing stress (especially in the evenings), keeping the room dark and quiet, and waking up at the ...Read more
Live with Liver CA: Days, weeks, months or years. Depends on what type and where it is. Need to see someone who specializes in this. ...Read more
What could be the cause of chronically enlarged lymph nodes to neck in an otherwise healthy child? Is an ultrasound to evaluate helpful or not needed?
Often normal: Truth is that some kids just have robust lymph nodes. They are your friends. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more
?Cause ?sport: Participation in any sport requires an understanding of a kids physical limitations and the demands of the sport. Mild liver & spleen enlargement after a simple viral illness might not require much restriction while a kid with mono & speen enlargment is at risk of rupture after any abdominal trauma.The childs physician should review the kids health & risks of the proposed sport before participatn. ...Read more
Enlarged prostate: People with an enlarge prostate (BPH) have increasing difficulty with urination. At some point, they will not be able to urinate and will need to go the er and have a catheter placed in their bladder to excrete urine. It is better to see a urologist (c) and see if medication can be given to slow down the enlargement of the prostate. If the prostate is enlarged, a u can rule out a prostatic cancer. ...Read more
Can you live with an enlarged right tonsil or tonsilar gland enlarged. No pain or not hard to swallow. don't get strep often. y would it stay big?
Just does: Sometimes tonsils that swell up from infection stay swollen even after infection has gone away. Nothing to worry about - it just is! ...Read more
There is no medial entity called "enlarged appendix". The size of appendix varies among normal people and some may have a larger appendix than the usual size.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
Possibly: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Palpation: An enlarged liver is usually felt by palpation of the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. For a liver large enough to be seen, it would have to be spectacularly large and you would probably have a host of other symptoms in that case. Scans can help narrow down the cause, once the enlargement is detected by the examining MD. ...Read more
Can a bad gallbladder have a connection to an enlarged spleen? Hida: gallbladder is not working and u/s says that my spleen index is 900 too.CBC OK.
Not usually,: but there are uncommon conditions such as hereditary spherocytosis which can result in gallstones and splenomegaly. Also, viral inflammatory processes could potentially affect gallbladder function and also cause an enlarged spleen. But in any case, it is not the gallbladder problem that is causing the enlarged spleen, it is a separate process causing both. Of course, they may also be unrelated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Splenic enlargement can be due to a number of illnesses. Cancer must be considered as a possible cause. You should see a board-certified internist who will order the appropriate screening tests. Please do not do yourself a disservice seeing alternative practitioners for this problem. ...Read more
What would cause a persons spleen to be enlarged? I had pneumonia and then complications which later led to a lymphoma diagnosis.
Lymphoma: The spleen is a collection of lymph nodes and hematopoietic tissue (like bone marrow). Mononucleosis, from the Epstein-Barr virus, or other infections can make it acutely enlarged. Leukemia and lymphoma are cancers of hematopoietic cells and lymphocytes and they can also expand the spleen. If you have lymphoma you should ask your oncologist about it. ...Read more
Yes: In addition to possible causes provided in another answer, an elongated wide soft palate and uvula as well as a large tongue may also contribute or cause obstructive sleep apnea (Mallampati score and Friedman tongue position may be used as preliminary indices). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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