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Doctor insights on: If It Is Possible To Tell If Your Spleen Is Enlarged By Checking Yourself

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.