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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Spleen Diseases (Overview)

A spleen disease is a condition in which a person has a disorder of the spleen, usually an enlarged spleen due to a blood cell disorder or an infection. Another spleen problem is a ruptured spleen, due to trauma. The spleen is an organ that lies next to the stomach, with functions such as removing old red blood cells, storing blood cells, making antibodies, etc...


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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. Ronald Krauser
17 doctors shared insights

Spleen Diseases (Overview)

A spleen disease is a condition in which a person has a disorder of the spleen, usually an enlarged spleen due to a blood cell disorder or an infection. Another spleen problem is a ruptured spleen, due to trauma. The spleen is an organ that lies next to the stomach, with functions such as removing old red blood cells, storing blood cells, making antibodies, etc...


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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
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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
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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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.
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Treat symptoms
once
See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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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