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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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How could having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

Dr. Al Hegab
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How could having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

Immune dysfunction: Inability to eradicate certain microbes efficiently from your body, so repeated infections with certain organisms would be the most common symptom ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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In what way can having poor spleen function hurt you (symptoms)?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
35 years in practice
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Asplenia: Means having no spleen or spleen function, the hallmark of which is inability to eradicate certain bacterial infections fast, if this is the case, being asplenic, certain vaccines have to be taken as pneumovax and meningococcal vaccines, please confer with your doctor, ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Board Certified, Hepatology
18 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of a lacerated spleen?

Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
Board Certified, Hepatology
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What are the symptoms of a lacerated spleen?

Pain: Could range from no pain to life threatening bleeding and severe pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of a spleen injury?

Injury can be trivia: Or serious. If you haven't had surgery yet, you probably fall into former category. Left upper quadrant pain with radiation to shoulder tip, palpable mass or abdominal distention, and anemia symptoms such as lightheadedness are typical symptoms, but you need an imaging test to confirm. See a doctor if you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are the symptoms associated with spleen injury?

Bleeding and pain: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Please explain what are some symptoms of swollen spleen?

Splenomegaly: Full feeling, pressure, or pain near the bottom of the ribs on the left. May have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Fred Rincon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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I do not have a spleen. I have a temp of 100.8 and am very weak. I do not have any other symptoms. Should i go see my dr?

Dr. Fred Rincon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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I do not have a spleen. I have a temp of 100.8 and am very weak. I do not have any other symptoms. Should i go see my dr?

Sepsis: Yes, patients with out spleen (splenectomized) have higher risk of acquiring certain infections. If you are not feeling well, better to have you checked by a health care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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Can a person feel enlarged spleen symptoms?

Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Baby has enlarged spleen symptoms what should we do?

Dr. George T Tsai
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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What are symptoms from a spleen leak?

Dr. Al Hegab
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What are symptoms from a spleen leak?

No such thing: If you mean splenic rupture, that's totally different, patient would be in shock and life saving surgery is needed ...Read more

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