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Doctor insights on: Normal Spleen Size

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Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Be more exact: We need complete information about your Spleen and the tumor. Send us the exact information from the Tests done which showed this tumor. Was it a CT scan that shows this tumor? The radiologist can indicate whether it is likely to be benign(?cystic) or potentially cancerous (size matters here). A properly done CT scan or MRI can answer your questions. Ask your doctor about all of above. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Hematologist said my spleen is upper limits normal size. All other organs ok. Can some spleens vary in size without a serious problem?

Of course: Organ size varies from one individual to another since we are not made in cookie cutters. Upper limits of normal is still normal and would be lower limits of normal. However if the spleen has enlarged since a previous , it would be a case for concern. If you are seeing a hematologist, you must have some issues which you should discuss with the hematologist. ...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

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Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.

Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.

Likely insignificant: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. So the right kidney being "slightly" smaller is likely insignificant. If you have the actual measurements you can interpret them using the above guidelines. ...Read more

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CT from radiologist says. 1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size. Meaning?

CT from radiologist says.  1. Normal size liver with diffuse fatty change. 2. Spleen at the upper limits of normal in size.  Meaning?

Fatty liver dz: meaning there are some abnormal level of fat deposited in your liver tissue- something called fatty liver disease. it may perhaps related to the upper limit of the spleen size. if you drink alcohol, I would recommend to stop. watch out your diet- especially the carbohydrates, encourage to increase activity. would suggest you to discuss with your doctor further. ...Read more

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M spleen size on CT scan is 17.6 cm. My blood work is all normal. I have a slightly fatty liver. Is this somethingi shuld be concerned about?

M spleen size on CT scan is 17.6 cm.    My blood work is all normal.  I have a slightly fatty liver.  Is this somethingi shuld be concerned about?

Liver issues?: Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) may be caused from liver issues. The liver can be fatty from problems with cholesterol, toxins such as alcohol, or having too much total body fat. Reviewing labs, imaging, and history with a primary or specialist physician may clarify. ...Read more

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I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?

Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read more

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Spleen size is 25 inches . Is it to be removed.

Spleen size is 25 inches . Is it to be removed.

Depends...: On the cause. If you have one of the marrow disorders for which splenectomy is a good idea, or a storage disease causing hypersplenism, perhaps that spleen will be coming out. This is a question best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spleen pain when exercising?

Is it normal to have spleen pain when exercising?

No: No, I would not say that is a normal complaint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated for the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Life without a spleen? Can a person live a normal life without a spleen?

Life without a spleen? Can a person live a normal life without a spleen?

For the most part: People without a spleen can lead a normal life. Be sure you are vaccinated against these bacteria: streptococcus pneumoniae, neisseria meningitidis, and haemophilus influenzae. People without spleens are at a increased risk severe infections. You should get yearly flu vaccine and your doctor may recommend a pneumonia vaccine. Discuss infection risks and surgical complication with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does " spleen: normal. 1.9cm splenule noted near the inferior pole" mean?

Splenule: It means your spleen is normal, and by the way you have a little bit of extra spleen tissue separate from your spleen. This is also normal and occurs in 10% of the population. ...Read more

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Normal spleen, can it grow back from having a spleenectomy?

No: very rarely, if the spleen is injured and some of the spleen tissue implants elsewhere in the abdomen. This is very rare though, usually the spleen is gone for good. ...Read more

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Without a spleen and gallbladder can i live a normal life?

Without a spleen and gallbladder can  i live a normal life?

See below: For the most part yes, except that you may have more loose stools and may have more infections. ...Read more

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When a spleen is rupture can it grow back and become a normal spleen?

When a spleen is rupture can it grow back and become a normal spleen?

Need more info: Was the spleen removed with surgery or did the ruptured spleen heal on its own? If removed it will not grow back, but small chance if there were any pieces of residual spleen that small pieces may grow. If the spleen ruptured & healed on its own then there is no change to the spleen. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is palpable spleen tip normal in a 10 month old?

Hoping you can tell me, is palpable spleen tip normal in a 10 month old?

Spleen: It can be. I am assuming that someone told you that during a physical exam. If the child is healthy and normal without any issues or concerns it's probably normal. If the child is ill, then it may not be normal, and the practitioner that found it should have explained why it's not normal or what their thoughts were. ...Read more