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Symptoms Of Spleen Cyst
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?
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
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
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
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
I am having my spleen removed with a cyst. Dr says he is trying lapro how hard of a procedure is this?
I have a splenic cyst that measures 4.4 cm. would exercise put me at any risk for a rupture of the spleen?
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
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
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
Diagnosed w/ cyst on spleen. 1.2 x 1 x 1cm well circumscribed, sm. bit of debris internally. Had mono once, did this cause that? Should I worry?
Means nothing: These are little curiosities, birthmarks if you like. ...Read more