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Is it possible to have a ruptured spleen so mild that you live 3-4 years without knowing it?

Is it possible to have a ruptured spleen so mild that you live 3-4 years without knowing it?

Yes: ruptured spleen comes in various grades from mild to severe. Most mild to moderate stages are managed with bed rest and observation. A mild grade one could go unnoticed and therefore untreated. ...Read more

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What determines if hereditary spherocytosis is mild, moderate or major and spleen removal is needed. ?

What determines if hereditary spherocytosis is mild, moderate or major and spleen removal is needed. ?

Depends on: size of spleen, severity of anemia, and presence of gallstones. You need to consult with a hematologist for advice regarding options for treatment, including operation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have mild pains in my left side? I dont know for a fact that my spleen is swollen but I was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago.

Is it okay to have mild pains in my left side?  I dont know for a fact that my spleen is swollen but I was diagnosed with mono 2 weeks ago.

Okay if it's mild: You could have abdominal pain. As long as it's mild, it is okay. I suggest avoiding any contact sport or strenuous exercise If the pain worsens have it checked out. ...Read more

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Please explain this for me: there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases. Liver: liver is lower in attenuation than the spleen, please correlat?

Please explain this for me:
there is mild dependent atelectasis near both bases.
Liver: liver is lower in attenuation than the spleen, please correlat?

Collapse: Atelectasis refers to a partial collapse of the lung. Usually due to shallow breathing or other infirmary. This is common after surgery, when due to pain, you do not take deep breaths, and an incentive spirometer can help to remind you to take deep breaths. As to the liver/spleen attenuation, that is due to congestion. ...Read more

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Hi my esr and crp was 72 and 133 respectively.My spleen and lymphnodes are enlarged.I had severe bodyache and mild fever.

Hi my esr and crp was 72 and 133 respectively.My spleen and lymphnodes are enlarged.I had severe bodyache and mild fever.

Fever, bodyache: You need to see your primary care doctor first. He should exclude malignancy, infection and autoimmune disorders. You may need to see a specialist afterwards depending on what the work up shows. ...Read more

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U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?

U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9.  Scared what does this mean?

Nothing serious: Spleen size is somewhat variable in each person. So there is no serious condition which I can think of ,when a spleen is reported as "mildly enlarged" Any radiology report which says slight or mild abnormaility is mostly insignificant because a radilogist is not always sure of what may be normal or close to normal. So they often place a comment like this to cover themselves...purely defensive act! ...Read more

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Us normal except-"mild heterogeneity to the spleen with borderline splenomegaly.Cannot rule out lymphomatous involvement." what does this indicate?

Us normal except-"mild heterogeneity to the spleen with borderline splenomegaly.Cannot rule out lymphomatous involvement." what does this indicate?

Funky spleen: Means that the spleen is slightly enlarged and not uniform-looking but the radiologist cannot say anything else based on that test. Could be many things including (but not exclusively) a lymphoma. Your doctor may need to do additional tests depending on the clinical picture and the reason for which he/she ordered the us to begin with. Talk to him/her about its implications. Best to you. ...Read more

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Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Upper quadrant pain. spleen borderline size 12.1cm, mild bilateral pelviectasis of kidneys. minimal R-side hydronephrosis. peripelvic cyst. Normal?

Probably: Pelviectasis is a general term used to describe dilation of the renal pelvis, or collecting system of the kidney and, generally, is clinically insignificant. Hydronephrosis also refers to dilation of the renal pelvis, But has the added connotation that the pathology was caused by an obstructive process, such as a kidney stone or in your case the peripelvic cyst of Rt kidney. Unremarkable finding. ...Read more