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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

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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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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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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