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I have a cyst in my spleen 13cm in size and partially calcified. Will aspiration of the cyst ease my symptoms, could it come back?

I have a cyst in my spleen 13cm in size and partially calcified. Will aspiration of the cyst ease my symptoms, could it come back?

Perhaps: If the cyst has been growing at a progressive rate and your symptoms correlate with the growth, then aspiration may help; the chances of recurrence are low;. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Should I be concerned that more cysts have showed up on my spleen since original u/s in Nov?

Should I be concerned that more cysts have showed up on my spleen since original u/s in Nov?

Need a consult: The answer to your question depends on what the cause of the abnormality in your spleen, and the details of your medical history. You can talk about this in more detail with a specialist on HealthTap if you request a consultation with a doctor in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Ultrasound: Nancy, Ultrasound is excellent at viewing the spleen. CT also offers a good view, but carries the downside of radiation exposure. Due to the safety, doctors will often start with ultrasound, then reserve CT scan for those patients where they see an area of concern. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of my spleen. What does that mean?

I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of my spleen. What does that mean?

Probably nothing: These are usually similar to the trivial cysts that folks get under their skin. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either. ...Read more

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I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of the spleen. What does that mean?

I was told I have a cyst at the upper pole of the spleen. What does that mean?

Needs watching.: Cysts found on the liver or spleen during a ct or ultrasound are quite common. They are usually benign growths, that are simply followed with a repeat scan. If it's not growing, it is left alone. Splenic cysts may be hereditary, related to trauma or parasitic infection but usually there is no clear explanation. Follow up but no worries - this is not a big deal. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in my spleen. cyst has 'been measured 3 .'2 CM what append to me?

I have a cyst in  my spleen. cyst has 'been  measured 3 .'2 CM what append to me?

Various causes: Splenic cysts have a number of causes, including congenital or familial (present @ birth or running in the family). They can also result from trauma and certain immune conditions like sarcoidosis. I notice that you live in Sri Lanka. Infections, particularly parasites, are a common cause of splenic cysts in southern Asia. Consult your doctor about definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?

Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if  the cyst is large or small?

No, need tests: A simple cyst in the spleen is usually without symptoms. If it does cause symptoms it would be pain, or cause a lack of appetite. The spleen can be seen and evaluated by ultrasound, or ct scan or mri. Any of those test will be able to measure the size of the cyst. ...Read more

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Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat  a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

No: A cyst on the spleen will not affect your appetite. However the cyst was diagnosed, ct or sonogram, there should be some measurement of the cyst. Do not be concerned, as congenital cysts of the spleen, liver , and/or kidneys are not uncommon. Your primary doctor can answer any other questions at your next visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi there, what is the problems of not having spleen? I don't have spleen because there was a cyst in my spleen. Thank u

Hi there, what is the problems of not having spleen? I don't have spleen because there was a cyst in my spleen. Thank u

Infection: You are more likely to get infected especially with bacteria having a capsules like s pneumoniae. I hope you had received all of the vaccines prior to removing the spleen. If not, you should still be getting them. ...Read more

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