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What is the connection between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

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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Enlarged spleen-what could it mean?

Several Things: The list is fairly long. An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) can be caused by many things. Patients with cirrhosis can develop splenomegaly. Certain cancers - such as lymphoma, myelodysplastic disease, etc.. Infections (mononucleosis, parasites, TB). You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a ugi determine a enlarged spleen ?

Not usually: An UGI may incidentally note something pressing on the left side of the stomach and raise the suspicion of an enlarged spleen. A ct scan or abdominal ultrasound would be able to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for enlarged spleen?

Make a diagnosis: That depends on why your spleen is enlarged. You need to find out. ...Read more

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What could probable causes of my enlarged spleen?

Many things: Could be normal, bone marrow problems, lymphoma, leukemia, blood clot, infections. Depends on how big. Any abnormal blood findings? Any weight loss. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is having an enlarged spleen contagious?

NO: Having an enlarged spleen has numerous causes. Some are due to infectious diseases but the enlarged spleen is a symptom of a disease process and is not contagious. ...Read more

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What can I drink with an enlarged spleen?

This says that: Both your liver and your spleen are enlarged. Don't know why those organs are enlarged. As a general rule, would discourage alcohol use if there is some form of liver illness. Ask your physician who know specifics about your case. ...Read more

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Can endoscopy affect the enlarged spleen?

Not upper endoscopy : ... But colonoscopy can theoretically be a little riskier since the splenic flexure of the colon is very close to the spleen. ...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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What to do if I had enlarged spleen with lymphoma?

What to do if I had enlarged spleen with lymphoma?

Treatment lymphoma: you will need to be treated for your lymphoma. just like to other lymph nodes enlargement, the spleen will be back to normal size when the lymphoma responds to the chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause chronic hyperventilation?

Can an enlarged spleen cause chronic hyperventilation?

Enlarged spleen: An enlarged spleen may lead to hyperventilation from the enlarged organ causing pressure and pain in the abdomen. The spleen may also cause increased cellular destruction and decreased oxygen carrying capacity which may also lead to hyperventilation. ...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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How would I know if my 2 year old has an enlarged spleen ?

How would I know if my 2 year old has an enlarged spleen ?

MD exam: The spleen lives under the right rib cage. If enlarged it will protrude below the rib cage on the right. An md can palpate for the spleen tip. Enlargement of spleen can occur in children with mono, with sickle cell splenic crisis, and other bld problems. However, a 2 year old with enlarged spleen should have ultrasound to rule out wilms tumor of kidney that can be mistaken for enlarged spleen. ...Read more

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Can i eat vegetable or fruit to shrink my enlarged spleen?

Can i eat vegetable or fruit to shrink my enlarged spleen?

Treat the cause: Why is your spleen big in the first place? If you have infectious mono or some other viral infection, it will go down on its own. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, a liver problem with portal hypertension, a storage disease or a hemoglobinopathy, you won't affect the underlying illness by trying to make your spleen smaller. Find what's happening ; stop looking for magic foods. ...Read more

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How to cure or temporarily relieve inflammation of an enlarged spleen?

Before: Anyone can even venture a guess, the cause of your enlarged spleen should be determined especially if you are having some symptoms related to it. If an incidental finding, asymptomatic, no other organomegaly, and enlargement is minimal then no treatment is necessary. ...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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I have a burning feeling on the left side, were my enlarged spleen is. What should I do?

More history: Enlarged spleen is usually asymptomatic, so burning pain may be caused by something else. If you have had it for a while and it's not changed, then you should see your doc in routine fashion. If that's some new and is getting worse and is associated with other symptoms, you should seek emergency care. ...Read more

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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

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