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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;.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How deadly are cyst on your spleen?

How deadly are cyst on your spleen?

Not at all: These are curiously little birthmark-type things. If the radiologist isn't concerned, don'nt be either.

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I have an cyst on my spleen do I have to have surgery?

I have an cyst on my spleen do I have to have surgery?

Cyst: Splenic cysts, although not particularly common, are the most common focal lesion of the spleen. They may be present since birth or may be secondary to other causes. They are usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered at imaging. Small and asymptomatic cysts do not require treatment. Symptomatic cysts are managed surgically.

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12X11cm septated splenic cyst in spleen. Is a total splenectomy the only option?

12X11cm septated splenic cyst in spleen. Is a total splenectomy the only option?

It depend: It really depend what kind of cyst you have knowing it is a septated and for any reason if you have been in a foreign third world country the possibility that could be a parasite cyst it will be a catastrophic if the cyst ruptured inside you the total splenectomy could be the safest route if on the other hand that not the case unroofing the cyst could be a possibility leave it to your surgeon

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My spleen is enlarged and has a cyst on it. Will a GI Dr. Be able to remove it if necessary? If not what type of Dr.?

My spleen is enlarged and has a cyst on it. Will a GI Dr. Be able to remove it if necessary? If not what type of Dr.?

More information: What type of a cyst is on your spleen? Who told you that you need to have it removed? Why did you have the imaging study that found the cyst on your spleen? What symptoms were you having? Please schedule a consult with a clinician to discuss your case so you can be advised on the best, safest course of action. Best wishes.

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I am having my spleen removed with a cyst. Dr says he is trying lapro but I will have a 4 inch incisions to pull it out. How long will my recovery?

I am having my spleen removed with a cyst. Dr says he is trying lapro but I will have a 4 inch incisions to pull it out. How long will my recovery?

Splenectomy: You really should discuss this with the surgeon....Make sure you are not the first patient he/she will be doing the procedure on. Additionally, laproscopic procedures tend to have faster recovery times, but once again, you must discuss this with the surgeon.

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What caused an abnormal looking blister like cyst on my daughters spleen?

What caused an abnormal looking blister like cyst on my daughters spleen?

Usually normal: Many people have small cysts on or in their liver, spleen or kidneys. They are usually harmless and may get slowly larger over time. The only ones to worry about are those that are seen after an injury from an impact of some sort. Those could bleed and need to be evaluated at the hospital.

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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