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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

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


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Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

No concerns: The doctor is simply wanting to make sure that the calcifications are not alarming or anything to worry about. It will likely just be a question and answer session with the possibility of some imaging to ensure everything appears normal. Nothing to worry about at this point. ...Read more

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

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

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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I have hbv, chriosis, enlanged spleen and a blood disorder. Any help?

I have hbv, chriosis, enlanged spleen and a blood disorder. Any help?

See a hepatologist: You need to consult with a gastroenterologist who specializes in liver disorders. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

Is it possible for gallbladder disease to make my spleen large?

No: It is extremely unlikely for splenic enlargement to be related to gallbladder disease. In very rare events, such as long term bile duct obstruction from gallbladder disease, it could happen. Bile duct obstruction could cause liver damage which could cause portal hypertension which would cause splenic enlargement. Once again, this would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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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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Crohn's disease and pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, what to do?

Crohn's disease and pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, what to do?

See your GI: You need to be seen by your gastroenterologist asap. There are several entities that could cause these findings. Pancreatitis is often a medication side effect from a crohn's disease medication. You could also have a stone in your bile ducts somewhere. You will likely need some imaging of your abdominal organs if you have not already had some. ...Read more

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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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Can a enlarged spleen have anything to do with prostate disease?

Can a enlarged spleen have anything to do with prostate disease?

Not related: Spleen is related to the hemopoietic (blood) & lymphatic systems & not related to the prostate gland. ...Read more

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Is it possible for galbladder disease to cause spleen or liver enlargement?

Is it possible for galbladder disease to cause spleen or liver enlargement?

No: There would be no association of the gallbladder that I can think of that would cause liver damage to the point of liver enlargement, cirrhosis, or spleen enlargement. ...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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Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Can Chronic Lyme Disease affect the spleen and/or gall bladder?

Not traditionally: The term "chronic Lyme disease" refers to the symptoms of continued headache, joint pains, fatigue, and sometimes cognitive difficulties that can continue to occur for months after the initial infection and antibiotic course. Gastrointestinal involvement as with the liver and gallbladder suggest another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for gallbladder disease to cause spleen enlargement?

Possible: Gallstones can cause pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can cause splenic vein thrombosis. Splenic vein thrombosis and cause the spleen to enlarge. ...Read more

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Spleen Diseases (Definition)

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