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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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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How can I reduce enlarged spleen?

How can I reduce enlarged spleen?

The cause: Needs to be determined before you can develop a plan to reduce the size. ...Read more

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What can be done for an enlarged spleen?

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

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Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident in asymptomatic patients while other times associated with a multitude of symptoms such as malaise, abdominal swelling, pain, easy bruising... If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an enlarged spleen?

How do I know if I have an enlarged spleen?

You won't.: Someone's gotta check. That's the simplest method. It's part of a basic physical exam. Otherwise CT or MRI. Enlarged spleens aren't painful, but can rupture easily. Mono (EBV) enlarges spleens. Trauma, can too, from bleeding. A bonehead once drove into me while in a crosswalk, from the left. Thankfully I flew up overhead. Felt fine, but rescue insisted on a CT (it was normal). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an enlarged spleen?

Something is wrong: Many internal disorders can cause your spleen to enlarge. Some common conditions include cirrhosis of the liver and blood disorders like chronic leukemias of different types can be the cause. You should seek consultation with a blood specialist to examine you and investigate the cause. ...Read more

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Is it true that an enlarged spleen is always dangerous?

Splenomegaly: The danger of an enlarged spleen is rupture either spontaneously or with trauma. There are varying degrees. The underlying cause needs to be elucidated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Enlarged spleen?

Enlarged spleen: Enlarged spleen = splenomegaly= enlargement/ increased size of the digestive organ that is just below the left ribcage. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have an enlarged spleen?

It can rupture: It can rupture causing internal bleeding that can only be stopped with either surgery or a radiologic procedure. It can also cause early satiety (getting full quickly after eating), and pain. ...Read more

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Could alcohol be the cause of my enlarged spleen?

If you drink a lot: Only if you have cirrhosis of the liver. Moderate drinking will not cause an enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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If you have an enlarged spleen from mono, can you feel it?

Depends: It depends on how big it is... If it is big enough for you to feel... You need to see a doctor and avoid any activities that may put you at risk for rupture of the spleen. ...Read more

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Is their pain with an enlarged spleen? On occasions feels like a fist there.

Spleen: This really depends on whether the enlargement is acute and rapid or slow and chronic. The former produces pain as the capsule expands rapidly, the latter does not produce pain as the capsule is given time to expand. Large spleens are prone to injury and bleeding and this can cause pain. ...Read more

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What are natural treatments for an enlarged spleen?

No such thing: Enlarged spleen has a cause, and treatment is according to the original disease, and degree of enlargement, kindly consult the doctor who made the diagnosis ...Read more

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What did you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

What did you do if you have an enlarged spleen and liver?

Alcohol: There are many causes of enlarged liver and spleen, however, the most common thing people do intentionally that causes this abnormality is drink excessively that causes fatty liver and cirrhosis. Other diseases, like infections, leukemias, lymphomas can also cause enlargement of these organs. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged spleen from mono, should I wear a seatbelt?

Yes, please!: The spleen is one of the most common organs injured following car crashes. It is common for the spleen to enlarge with mono; this makes you more susceptible to splenic injury. Wearing a seat belt will decrease your risk of trauma to the spleen. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause to having an enlarged spleen and kidneys?

Here are....: Enlarged spleen may result from: infections of viral, bacterial, parasitic origins; blood cancers; liver cirrhosis; hemolytic anemia, certain metabolic disorders, etc. And enlarged kidneys may be temporary by ureteral & renal venous obstruction, and by inflammation/infection, or progressive by inherent renal cysts &/or tumors, or by metastatic tumors, etc. Ask specific & personally pertinent Q! ...Read more

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What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

What could cause an enlarged spleen and a fatty liver?

Long standing: Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis, and the associated portal hypertension can produce splenomegaly. ...Read more

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How is an enlarged spleen different from a fatty liver?

How is an enlarged spleen different from a fatty liver?

Different organs: A fatty liver is a condition where excess fat cells build up in the liver and can negatively affect the function of the liver. In bad cases it can sometimes cause a type of cirrhosis. An enlarged spleen can be caused by significant liver damage from a variety of causes, or an enlarged spleen can be caused purely from spleen or blood disorders. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause heartburn when laying down?

Can an enlarged spleen cause heartburn when laying down?

Not likely. . .: More likely than not, an enlarged spleen has nothing to do w/heartburn symptoms which are very common when lying down, especially after a large meal. So avoid large meals, avoid laying down soon after eating, consider over-the-counter heartburn medications, and chat w/your family doc about other options. ...Read more

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Will it hurt to take a bath if I have an enlarged spleen?

Will it hurt to take a bath if I have an enlarged spleen?

It shouldn't: Enlarged spleens can rupture so it is very important to treat them gingerly. Baths are okay but try not to make sudden movements or engage in strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Borderline enlarged spleen, the doctor says baby is fine.?

Borderline enlarged spleen, the doctor says baby is fine.?

Borderline??: If the doctor can feel the spleen it strongly suggests that it is enlarged and therefore abnormal. ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an enlarged spleen to push on the heart?

Is it possible for an enlarged spleen to push on the heart?

Anything possible: But this would be extremely unlikely. The two areas are separated by the diaphragm and the spleen would have to be huge to be pushing up the diaphragm sufficiently to interfere with the heart. And we are talking huge! Look for some other causes. ...Read more

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What is the connection between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

Hemolysis: Enlarged spleen is usually seen in anemia whenthe rbc is fragile. Many disorders can cause this. Fragile rbcs can then be broken down in the spleen (a process referred to as hemolysis). This causes different levels of anemia and an enlarged spleen. Often jaundice can be seen as well. ...Read more

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Do all people with mono have enlarged spleen and lymph glands?

Most: There are many variations in the clinical manifestations of mono and it may not cause any symptoms. Most people with clinical mono do have enlargements of lymph nodes, spleen and liver and these subside on their own with the natural resolution of the infection in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen and slightly low wbc. What could it be?

I have an enlarged spleen and slightly low wbc. What could it be?

Many possibilities: The spleen is a store-house as well as a place to possible breakdown lymphocytes and red blood cells. In this case, I am not sure why the spleen is enlarged -- but it may be due to an increased red blood cell mass, spherocytosis, and other hematologic dyscrasias. You should probably have additional hematologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

Enlarged spleen = splenomegaly= enlargement/ increased size of the digestive organ that is just ...Read more