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Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink?

Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink?

Depends: It depends on the problem you're having. Enlarged spleen is a consequence of the problem you're having, so without identifying it, it would be hard to suggest anything. Ginger is not curative. It may sooth upset stomach, but won't do anything for the liver or spleen. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can mild iron deficiency cause an enlarged spleen? If so, would spleen automatically return to normal with iron supplement?

Can mild iron deficiency cause an enlarged spleen? If so, would spleen automatically return to normal with iron supplement?

Be seen.: The iron deficiency may be caused by the spleen chewing up red blood cells...And that leads to the iron deficiency. You should be seen and evaluated. Could be a mild hemolytic anemia from meds or a hereditary problem not yet detected. ..It would be best if you were seen. ...Read more

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My mom had her spleen removed due to cancer, and her immune system isn't good. Are there certain vitamins/supplements that might help?

My mom had her spleen removed due to cancer, and her immune system isn't good. Are there certain vitamins/supplements that might help?

Not specifically: Having a spleen removed makes a person more susceptible to specific types of infection, but taking specific vitamins or supplements are not likely to be any better than just maintaining overall good nutrition. Depending on the type and severity of her cancer, she may have a depressed immune system, not to mention the effects of chemo (if she's on it). ...Read more

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Why do peole get enlarged spleens?

Why do peole get enlarged spleens?

See below: This can be a result of a variety of conditions such as liver disease and hematological disorders as well as some infections such as mono. ...Read more

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What does your spleen do?

What does your spleen do?

Many important: In addition to having a fun name to pronounce, the spleen filters and helps recycle blood cells, and helps fight certain types of infections.

Here is some further information on the spleen.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-spleen. ...Read more

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Torn spleen, what to do now?

Torn spleen, what to do now?

See a surgeon. ..: Promptly. General or trauma surgeons care for patients with abdominal injuries, including splenic lacerations. Many stable patients can be treated with bedrest and observation, and the spleen will scar back together. Unstable patients go to operation with either removal of the spleen (splenectomy) or repair of the spleen (splenorrhaphy). ...Read more

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Cure of enlargement of spleen?

First we need to: Know why the spleen is enlarged. Then treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What does spotso on a spleen mean?

What does spotso on a spleen mean?

What kind of test: Depending on the type of test and the type of spots. Often, granulomas or splenic infarcts. Talk to your doctor at follow up. ...Read more

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How would I tell if I hurt my spleen?

How would I tell if I hurt my spleen?

Only CT can tell: The spleen may be injured any time there is a significant impact to your lower left chest. It's difficult to tell pain from bruised or broken ribs in that area from a spleen injury. The only way to tell for sure is with a ct scan. ...Read more

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What is the white pulp of the spleen?

What is the white pulp of the spleen?

Spleen white pulp: (Pulp = soft fleshy shapeless mass) the white pulp of the spleen is the the lymphoid tissue part of the spleen, contains white blood cells, traps microbes, produces antibodies, together with the red pulp, intermingled, form the splenic tissue.
Check this link for more info
http://www. Innerbody. Com/image/dige06.html#full-description ...Read more

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Why is the spleen sometimes removed?

Why is the spleen sometimes removed?

Many reasons: One of the functions of the spleen is the trapping and destruction of antibody-coated cells from the blood stream. This can result in severe anemia and thrombocytopenia in autoimmune conditions where platelets (ITP) or RBC's (hemolytic anemia) are coated with antibodies. Splenectomy may be needed to restore RBC and platelet levels to normal. Splenic trauma and other disorders also need splenectomy ...Read more

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Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

Enlarge spleen 12 CM solucation for?

ARE YOU 90: Are you really 90 years old asking question on line
the only advise I have see a doctor large spleen tend to rupture for a minor trauma be cereful
if you are really 90 years old in India you must be very healthy
see a doctor ...Read more

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What kind of dr do I see for my spleen?

Depends.: It depends on why you believe your spleen is a problem. If you have been told specifically by a doctor that you have a splenic disorder, then you need to see either a hematologist or a surgeon, depending on what the initial doctor who suspected the problem feels is most appropriate. If, however, you just suspect the spleen, you should see your primary care doctor first to verify it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Spleen size is 25 inches. Is it to be removed.

Spleen size is 25 inches. Is it to be removed.

Depends...: On the cause. If you have one of the marrow disorders for which splenectomy is a good idea, or a storage disease causing hypersplenism, perhaps that spleen will be coming out. This is a question best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Why would your spleen feel enlarged and painful?

There is: There is a long list of things that cause a spleen to be enlarged ranging from liver problems to hematological conditions. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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If my spleen explodes, what is the chance I will die?

Depends: Splenic rupture may be life threatening. This depends on the degree of "rupture". Severe pain in back or upper abdomen after trauma requires immediate medical attention. Surgery may be required but in some instances, in hospital observation is all that is required as small ruptures can heal on their own. Abrupt onset of light headedness requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is the medication for stoping the enlargement of spleen?

Splenectomy: Removal of the spleen is the treatment for enlarged spleen, however this is not dpne on all cases who have enlarged spleen. Dr will need to determine what is the cause of the enlarged spleen. Thrre is no oral medication to directly shrink spleen size. ...Read more

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Is there anything that would cause my spleen to feel like it's beating?

Is there anything that would cause my spleen to feel like it's beating?

Yes: Although very rare, an aneurysm of the artery that feeds the spleen can give one the impression that the spleen may be "beating". This can usually be diagnosed by an ultrasound of the abdomen. Keep in mind that the spleen sits right below the diaphragm on the left side and the heart is just above the diaphragm on the left, so you may simply be feeling your heart beating. ...Read more

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I have a19x19x20 lesson on my spleen. What could this be? I'm 43 year old womenn

I have a19x19x20 lesson on my spleen. What could this be? I'm 43 year old womenn

A variety of choices: One will be more information to help guide you. Your physician will have to help guide you as whether it's a cyst, a granuloma which could be from previous infection, or other type of change ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else?

Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else?

Yes: Ann, the spleen lies in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Several conditions, such as mono, can cause problems with the spleen, but the lung, diaphragm, stomach, and colon are all nearby, and can cause pain in that location. If you have symptoms that aren't improving, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What happens if a person has there spleen out are they cured of idopathic thrombopeniapurpia?

What happens if a person has there spleen out are they cured of idopathic thrombopeniapurpia?

Often: Splenectomy can often improve ITP, but there are always exceptions. You should also realize that once your spleen is removed, your body will have a more difficult time fighting bacterial infections caused by encapsulated bacteria like streptococcus pneumoniae. As with any surgery, you should carefully discuss all options with your doctor. Once your spleen is removed they can't put it back. ...Read more

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What is considered a large spleen?

What is considered a large spleen?

Large spleen: Generally the spleen is 7-14cm in size. Greater than 14cm is considered large. ...Read more

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Is dangerous to have a swollen spleen?

Splenomegaly: The spleen is a very vascular organ in our body responsible for many functions, but can enlarge when over-taxed by filtering damaged blood cells or fighting infection. When it is large, it is very tense and at risk for rupture (a medical emergency). People with enlarged spleens are advised against contact sports or any activity that puts them at risk for abdominal trauma. ...Read more

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If my spleen ruptures will I die immediately?

If my spleen ruptures will I die immediately?

Unlikely: The most common cause of splenic injury is blunt trauma that occurs folllowing motor vehicle crashes. The degree of injury can vary from a mild bruise, to a tear, to a frank rupture. The spleen is a very vascular organ; if the injury is severe, life-threatening bleeding can occur that, if left untreated, can lead to death. Thankfully, most people make it to the er before that occurs. ...Read more

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How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

Have you ever...: Extremely painful in most cases, right from the get go. Have you ever experienced pain when running or jogging on the left upper part of your abdomen? Multiply that by 1, 000. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects of spleen removal?

I was wondering what are the effects of spleen removal?

Depends on: Reason for splenectomy. Other than immediate complications such as hemorrhage, infection, or injury to adjacent organs, two potential problems. If you had it for reasons other than trauma, you are at increased risk of thromboembolic disease from increased platelets. All patients who have had splenectomy are at small increased risk of infection with pneumococcus, so they should get pneumovax. ...Read more

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What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

Depends: Generally very good if you get early medical care. ...Read more

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What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

Unpredictable: Splenic trauma puts one at-risk for internal bleeding, the severity of which varies by the degree of injury. When evaluated w/a ct scan & monitored in a hospital setting, some people may avoid surgery; others require life-saving splenectomy. Therefore, ones chances of surviving splenic rupture in a hospital setting are very high; outside the hospital, unpredictable and dangerous. ...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