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If it is possible to tell if your spleen is enlarged by checking yourself?

If it is possible to tell if your spleen is enlarged by checking yourself?

Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:being unable to eat a large meal.
Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen; this pain may spread to your left shoulder. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your spleen is enlarged?

Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:being unable to eat a large meal.
Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen; this pain may spread to your left shoulder. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen were enlarged?

Not likely: The spleen is located toward the back and under the left ribs. The spleen would have to become quite large for someone to be able to feel it or cause local pressure feelings. ...Read more

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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?

Exam and CT: An enlarged spleen can usually be detected during a physical exam by feeling the abdomen. If there is a question, a CT scan would be very helpful ...Read more

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My sisters spleen is enlarged please tell me what to do know....What and what not to eat. .....Precautions?

My sisters spleen is enlarged please tell me what to do know....What and what not to eat. .....Precautions?

Splenomegaly: If she has already been evaluated and there is no specific cause, then it is an incidental enlargement. Most importantly, no blunt force trauma such as serious aerobic or strenuous sporting activity that can be jarring to the body. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

No: Spleen enlargement may be found by physical exam or imaging. Splenomegaly can be caused by liver failure or itp. Low platelets should raise suspicion of an enlarged spleen due to the aforementioned conditions. Mononucleosis diagnosis may involve eval of spleen. ...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

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I lost blood, the hospital gave me 2 units. I had antibodies in my blood. They said my spleen was enlarged. How do I tell if my spleen has ruptured?

I lost blood, the hospital gave me 2 units. I had antibodies in my blood. They said my spleen was enlarged. How do I tell if my spleen has ruptured?

Spleen rupture death: The unmonitored rupture of a spleen leads to death. If you are alive and otherwise stable you have not ruptured your spleen. ...Read more

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I was told I have an enlarged spleen and my wbc, and platelets were low how often should they be checked for changes?

I was told I have an enlarged spleen and my wbc, and platelets were low how often should they be checked for changes?

Find the cause: If this is mild gaucher's disease, a touch of rheumatoid arthritis, or something similar, it'll be your physician's call based on how low the levels are and whether this warrant's a diagnosis of felty's. If the explanation is unclear and your physician is perhaps seeking a primary hematopoietic disease, expect an in-depth workup. Wishing you good luck. Treat people, not lab values. ...Read more

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Ultrasound to check gallbladder showed enlarged spleen? Nurse gave me the values 9.3 and 480 upper limit but didn't elaborate. Recommended mono test?

Ultrasound to check gallbladder showed enlarged spleen? Nurse gave me the values 9.3 and 480 upper limit but didn't elaborate. Recommended mono test?

Enlarged spleen: Needs a work-up and mono is one of the more common causes for the acute enlargement. If negative, then other potential causes need to be considered. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Can you tell me about aorta upper abdomen enlargement?

Pulsating swelling: The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation. Aortic enlargement causing any swelling will be pulsating swelling. ...Read more

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Is it likely for your CBC to be normal if your spleen is enlarged?

Is it likely for your CBC to be normal if your spleen is enlarged?

Depends: Some spleens remove damaged red blood cells e.g. Sickle cells or spherocytes. Some remove platelets. Other conditions can cause enlarged spleens without the above and the CBC may be normal. Your doctor should be working on finding the exact cause. ...Read more

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Cure of enlargement of spleen?

First we need to: Know why the spleen is enlarged. Then treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How would I tell if I hurt my spleen?

Only CT can tell: The spleen may be injured any time there is a significant impact to your lower left chest. It's difficult to tell pain from bruised or broken ribs in that area from a spleen injury. The only way to tell for sure is with a ct scan. ...Read more

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Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

ARE YOU 90: Are you really 90 years old asking question on line
the only advise I have see a doctor large spleen tend to rupture for a minor trauma be cereful
if you are really 90 years old in India you must be very healthy
see a doctor ...Read more

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Why would your spleen feel enlarged and painful?

There is: There is a long list of things that cause a spleen to be enlarged ranging from liver problems to hematological conditions. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What might bring about my spleen to be enlarged?

What might bring about my spleen to be enlarged?

Enlarged spleen: Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) can be due to various conditions. In a young person, it can enlarge due to a blood disorder causing the spleen to 'hold on' to too many blood products, causing it to swell. Sometimes certain tumors can be associated with enlarged spleens. Liver diseases can also cause problems in the spleen. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

Probably not, maybe: If the spleen is not working, eg from injury from sickle cell anemia, it is more likely to become seriously ill from bacterial meningitis or sepsis (blood infection) from strep pneumonia, neisseria meningitidis, hemophilus influenzae (vaccines are available). You may have anemia or easy bleeding if abnormal spleen is holding on to red cells or platelets. You may have abnormal blood on microscope. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do with a mildly englarged spleen?

What exercises can I do with a mildly englarged spleen?

Nothing impactful.: Most exercise regimens would be fine with an enlarged spleen (why is it enlarged?). However, I wouldn't do anything with a lot of bodily impact, such as boxing or kickboxing or martial arts. ...Read more

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Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Recently had spleen enlarged by 2 CM what does this mean?

Nothing: Normally the spleen measures about 11 cm, it is a dynamic organ though, can swell a little with activity, but that doesn't mean any particular disease, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Which is the medication for stoping the enlargement of spleen?

Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen is the treatment for enlarged spleen, however this is not dpne on all cases who have enlarged spleen. Dr will need to determine what is the cause of the enlarged spleen. Thrre is no oral medication to directly shrink spleen size. ...Read more

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What should be done if anything if your spleen stays slightly enlarged at 14cm for 2 months now?

What should be done if anything if your spleen stays slightly enlarged at 14cm for 2 months now?

Means nothing: I see spleens this size often at autopsy in people without disease there. The organ varies tremendously in size for reasons that nobody understands. ...Read more

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I am a 31yo female. I had an u/s this morning and was told I have a 13cm spleen. The tech said it was very slightly enlarged. Do I need to worry?

I am a 31yo female. I had an u/s this morning and was told I have a 13cm spleen. The tech said it was very slightly enlarged. Do I need to worry?

No: Normally the spleen measures about 11 cm, it is a dynamic organ though, can swell a little with activity, but that doesn't mean any particular disease, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should I avoid workouts? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated (3-4).

Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should I avoid workouts? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated (3-4).

In theory you are OK: You need to discuss with your physicians to be certain. It depends on how well the spleen has healed. ...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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Enlarged spleen-what could it mean?

Several Things: The list is fairly long. An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) can be caused by many things. Patients with cirrhosis can develop splenomegaly. Certain cancers - such as lymphoma, myelodysplastic disease, etc. Infections (mononucleosis, parasites, TB). You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a ugi determine a enlarged spleen?

Not usually: An UGI may incidentally note something pressing on the left side of the stomach and raise the suspicion of an enlarged spleen. A ct scan or abdominal ultrasound would be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I've ruptured my spleen?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain would be severe. Anemia can show up on a blood test. The capsule surrounding the spleen maybe torn and some symptoms and even blood tests may not reveal a classic full blown picture. Get checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for enlarged spleen?

Make a diagnosis: That depends on why your spleen is enlarged. You need to find out. ...Read more

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What could probable causes of my enlarged spleen?

Many things: Could be normal, bone marrow problems, lymphoma, leukemia, blood clot, infections. Depends on how big. Any abnormal blood findings? Any weight loss. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Usually: A ruptured spleen will usually cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity, which is quite painful and hard to miss. On occasion, there may be a contained rupture that does not cause immediate symptoms; this would be seen by ct scan even in the absence of symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a ruptured spleen?

Usually: Ruptured spleen causes intra abdominal hemorrhage and shock within a few hours of injury. In some cases, a small tear can cause limited bleeding, which can even stop. The only way to know for sure whether you have a splenic injury or not, or its extent, is to do an imaging study, such as ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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Is having an enlarged spleen contagious?

NO: Having an enlarged spleen has numerous causes. Some are due to infectious diseases but the enlarged spleen is a symptom of a disease process and is not contagious. ...Read more

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What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

What are causes an enlarged liver & spleen?

Many: Viral hepatitis, portal vein thrombosis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver (although liver can be small in cirrhosis) are a few of the many causes. Cirrhosis of the liver can be a result of alcohol abuse, long-term viral hepatitis, many other causes. ...Read more