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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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Have enlarged spleen and liver.could I get some treatment?

Hepato-splenomegaly: Hi Keith: an enlarged liver and spleen (also called, hepatosplenomegaly) has many potential causes. Broadly: infections and cancers. For someone in India, a few possibilities that must be considered include TB and malaria — there are other infections too. For malignancies, evaluations for lymphoma's and leukemia's. She must seek care as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr said i have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.

Dr said i have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.

May not be related: Need to know why the spleen is enlarged. The symptoms can be related to the reason the spleen is enlarged. The cyst may not be a problem. The treatment is to treat the reason the spleen is involved. Sometimes the spleen will need to be removed ...Read more

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Treatment for enlarged spleeen?

Seek out the cause: Then, most likely will leave alone, depending on whatever may have caused it. ...Read more

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Is enlarged spleen dangarous?

Sometimes: A significantly enlarged spleen is often a component of an underlying problem. It can be dangerous and the degree of that danger depends on the underlying disease and the specific issues caused by the spleen. ...Read more

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What causes an enlarged spleen?

What causes an enlarged spleen?

Many causes : The spleen's job is to take older or damaged blood cells out of circulation. Diseases that cause abnormal or disrupted cells, like thallesemias and hemolytic anemia cause enlargement to compensate for the increased work. Congestion due to cirrhosis/portal hypertension cause enlargement by limiting blood flow out of the spleen. Tumors especially lymphoma can grow in the spleen as well. ...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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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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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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Could an ugi determine an 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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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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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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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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Can u see an enlarged spleen lying on your back?

Can u see an enlarged spleen lying on your back?

Usually not: Enlarged spleens peek out from below the rib arch on the left, but won't protrude upward. Even if the abdomen is sunken in and fully relaxed, most people have enough fat and/or ab muscle to prevent it from being visible even when it is easily felt. A very large spleen (gaucher's, schistosomiasis, malaria) might be seen as an asymmetry in the upper left quadrant. ...Read more

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Can I go to dance class with an enlarged spleen?

Discuss with your dr: Discuss with treating physician---it may depend on what is causing your spleen to be enalrged. ...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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Baby has enlarged spleen symptoms what should we do?

See pediatrician: Your baby's pediatrician is your best resource. There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen — from minor to major. Depends on the disease process, your pediatrician may also involve a hematologist in taking care of your baby. ...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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Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Why is it enlarged: An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except for rare types of blood diseases). But the spleen is often enlarged because of other problems like chronic pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis, or blood problems. ...Read more

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Is having an enlarged spleen is always associated with other diseases?

Most of the time: "Hypersplenism" or enlarged spleen is a normal reaction by the spleen as it act as a filter for blood cells, bacteria, viruses; cirrhosis also gives rise to enlarged spleen due to portal congestion. Lymphoid cancers may occur in the spleen itself, causing enlargement. Another direct cause from spleen itself is an abscess due to infection or recent trauma. ...Read more

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Can an enlarged spleen cause pain on the right side as well as the left?

It depends on: The reason why the spleen is enlarged in the first place., There are many causes for an enlarged spleen and you must rely on a Physician to help you. ...Read more

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Is it true that an enlarged spleen is always associated with other diseases?

No: Some folks have a biggish spleen for no reason. If disease is present, and if often is especially if the spleen is very large, a good history and physical exam with a CBC and chemical profile will detect it. At autopsy, I've found spleens up to 1000 gm for no obvious reason. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk associated wiyh an enlarged spleen? I'm 83 and have been in bed for 2 days

MANY CAUSES: Enlarge spleen can be caused due to many causes, some common causes are
infectious mononucleosis
syphilis
endocarditis
hemolytic anemias
cirrhosis and other liver diseases
malaria
leukemia, lymphoma and hodgkin disease
risk associated with enlarged spleen are
reduces number of red blodd cells in your blood and can cause low platlet count l, and in case of mononucleosis there is risk of ruptuture. ...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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Enlarged Spleen (Definition)

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