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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

Seems excessive: But may be justified based upon data not in your story. The problem is you have a picture of calcifications and a cyst. You do not yet have a diagnosis. There are other less invasive ways to get a diagnosis which might be good alternatives. ...Read more

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My daughter has 3 spleen cysts that are 2 inches in diameter per MRI. Could it be cancer?

My daughter has 3 spleen cysts that are 2 inches in diameter per MRI. Could it be cancer?

It depends: Depends on shape and size...the MRI report will usually indicate if any of the lesions look suspicious and warrant further workup ...Read more

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U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?

U/s for gallbladder polyp and liver cyst came back fine except said spleen mild enlarge 12.2 cm. I am 48 and 5"9. Scared what does this mean?

Nothing serious: Spleen size is somewhat variable in each person. So there is no serious condition which I can think of, when a spleen is reported as "mildly enlarged" Any radiology report which says slight or mild abnormaility is mostly insignificant because a radilogist is not always sure of what may be normal or close to normal. So they often place a comment like this to cover themselves...purely defensive act! ...Read more

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I'm 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

I'm 35 yrs of age and diagnose with septated cyst between the spleen and upper pole of the left kidney is it too bad and need to undergo operation?

CYST: The size and presummed origin of the cyst determine the nature of the problem. A septation places it into a different category if it's from the kidney but it is still very likely to be benign and unlikely to cause symptoms unless it grows. The key is the thickness of the wall and if there is blood flow or calcifications seen in the walls or septum. These are in a more serious category. ...Read more

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Just had CT. Report said "spleen is septated." What does that mean? Didn't say cyst on spleen is septated. Just spleen is septated.

Just had CT. Report said "spleen is septated." What does that mean? Didn't say cyst on spleen is septated. Just spleen is septated.

Separation visualize: I suspect it means they found a separtion diving it into to separate adjacent portions. I am not familiar to this designtion. ...Read more

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Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

No: If the MRI wasn't ordered to stage a malignancy that you all ready have. The radiologist favors something benign. Most lesions that are distinct on radiology in the spleen are usually benign hemangiomas. The spleen is a common place for hemangiomas. There are always exceptions, so it is a good idea to follow it up over time with several more scans to make sure it doesn't grow or change. ...Read more

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I've had my spleen removed due to a pancreatic cyst but have not been referred to a hematologist, is this advised or unnecessary?

I've had my spleen removed due to a pancreatic cyst but have not been referred to a hematologist, is this advised or unnecessary?

If you have symptoms: Normally, the body compensates for splenic absence, but if you have unexplained symptoms, then the impact of your splenectony becomes relevant ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen a cyst on it too and aneurysm splenic. I havw been sick and now smell a burning smell? That's some of the health.

I have an enlarged spleen a cyst on it too and aneurysm splenic. I havw been sick and now smell a burning smell? That's some of the health.

See your doctor: This is not an issue which can be addressed over the internet. You need to be seen, examined and diagnosed by a professional ASAP. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...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