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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?

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?

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?

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?

Physical exam: The spleen typically lies in the left upper abdomen, and under normal circumstances, in most people, cannot be felt or palpated as it is too high up behind the left rib cage. When it is enlarged, the doctor may feel it by having you take a deep breath in then out-causing the diaphragm to contract, pushing the spleen down and allowing the tip to be palpated. Serial exams helpful to monitor. ...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