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Dr. Warren Foster
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Spleen Diseases (Overview)

= disorders or pathologic conditions affecting the spleen.


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Is there more than one kind of spleen disease?

Is there more than one kind of spleen disease?

Yes: There are many diseases of the spleen. These can be a variety of infections that occur in the spleen, cancer can metastasize to the spleen, occasionally a lymphoma can start in the spleen, the spleen can be enlarged from cirrhosis or other conditions, and the spleen can be involved in destroying abnormal blood cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
20 doctors shared insights

Spleen Diseases (Overview)

= disorders or pathologic conditions affecting the spleen.


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What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

What are the symptoms of your liver shutting down does end stage liver disease cause pain in your spleen?

Cirrhosis: Causes high portal pressure and causes pressure on spleen and can cause pain, yes. In addition, it can cause varices in the esophagus which can bleed, fluid in the belly, jaundice, confusion, liver flap or shake, increased blood vessels in chest and abdomen (spiders and caput) rapid breathing, and finally will cause kidney to fail and its associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

My husband has elevated liver enzymes and an enlarged spleen. He was bitten by a tick about 4 yrs ago and was treated for Lyme disease with a zpack.?

Needs evaluation: Not all tick bites cause lyme, but if he got lyme a z-pak is not adequate treatment so he likely has chronic lyme. Ticks can also transmit babesia, bartonella, rickettsia & other serious infections. These might be causing his problems & his problems might be unrelated to the bite. He needs a thorough medical evaluation including a doc knowledgeable about lyme & co-infections. See www.Ilads.Org. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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What is a shattered spleen and treatment?

What is a shattered spleen and treatment?

Ruptured spleen: Ruptured spleen means the capsule that contains the spleen is broken or torn, usually by blunt force trauma. Car crash, falls, hit by something are causes of blunt force. Treatment depends on the degree of damage to the spleen and its blood supply. In many cases, observation, protection from further trauma is sufficient. Organ repair or removal is sometimes necessary. Ok to ask your team of docs. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some natural treatments for an enlarged spleen?

Cause of LG spleen?: It would be helpful to know what is causing the splenic enlargement - if it's an infection, a cancer, liver diseases or something else. Most treatments revolve around protecting the spleen when enlarged- so it doesn't burst like a balloon. So no contact sports. Wear a seat belt. See doc for preventative vaccines in case it has to come out. Natural treatments would be adjunctive. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
once
Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
once
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How do I get rid of lines disease?

How do I get rid of lines disease?

Lyme Disease: Oral antibiotics are the standard treatment for early-stage lyme disease. These usually include Doxycycline for adults and children older than 8, or Amoxicillin or Cefuroxime for adults, younger children, and pregnant or breast-feeding women. These drugs often clear the infection and prevent complications. A 14- to 21-day course of antibiotics is usually recommended. ...Read more

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I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic) with swollen spleen. Why is my spleen becoming involved? What can I do to prevent further complications?

I have chronic pancreatitis (idiopathic) with swollen spleen. Why is my spleen becoming involved? What can I do to prevent further complications?

Enlarged spleen: Can be caused by many different things, but in your case, it could be coming from splenic vein thrombosis. Idiopathic means unknown cause, so your doctors probably can't figure out why your get pancreatitis and what you can do to prevent recurrence or complications i assume you already had cholecystectomy. I would surely stay away from alcohol and certain meds that can cause pancreas problems. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
daily
Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
daily
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What is the definition or description of: Spleen diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Spleen diseases?

Spleen diseases: = disorders or pathologic conditions affecting the spleen. ...Read more

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Is there more than one kind of spleen disease?

Yes: There are many diseases of the spleen. These can be a variety of infections that occur in the spleen, cancer can metastasize to the spleen, occasionally a lymphoma can start in the spleen, the spleen can be enlarged from cirrhosis or other conditions, and the spleen can be involved in destroying abnormal blood cells. ...Read more

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Coping with Disease Outbreaks (Checklist)

Wash hands
6x day
Cover nose and mouth
daily
Avoid unnecessary contact
daily
Alert providers of contagion
daily
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How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease ? Thanks !

How is an enlarged liver + spleen treated in Stills disease ? Thanks !

Symptomatic treatmne: enakrged liver and spllen should be evaluated for evidence of any significant associated evidence of disease. Management of stills disease with anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids will also halep enlarged liver and splle, ...Read more

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Enlarged spleen caused by gallbladder disease, what to do?

Probably not GB: Gallbladder disease, most frequently cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder, does not cause enlarged spleen. Under very unusual circumstances, bacterial infection could cause some response or abscess in the spleen. More often, enlarged spleen or splenomegaly is a reflection of liver disorder, in which the gallbladder may also be affected. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
Once
Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
Once
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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

Likely: About half of children have hepatomegaly or splenomegaly; the liver may be tender to palpation. Many of the patients with visceral involvement have no accompanying peripheral adenopathy. ...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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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more