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I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?

I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?

Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding. ...Read more

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Spleen Diseases (Definition)

A spleen disease is a condition in which a person has a disorder of the spleen, usually an enlarged spleen due to a blood cell disorder or an infection. Another spleen problem is a ruptured spleen, due to trauma. The spleen is an organ that lies next to the stomach, with functions such as removing old red blood cells, storing blood ...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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What are the tests for spleen injury?

What are the tests for spleen injury?

See below: Ruptured or fractured spleen is usually from an accident, trauma, or injury. It can cause internal bleeding and left upper abdominal pain. Lab tests and likely a ct scan will make the diagnosis. Some lesser splenic injuries will heal on their own, and a major spleen injury would need surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Is a tumor on my normal size spleen anything to be worries about? Any additional tests recommended?

Be more exact: We need complete information about your Spleen and the tumor. Send us the exact information from the Tests done which showed this tumor. Was it a CT scan that shows this tumor? The radiologist can indicate whether it is likely to be benign(?cystic) or potentially cancerous (size matters here). A properly done CT scan or MRI can answer your questions. Ask your doctor about all of above. ...Read more

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Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

Doc is sending me to an infectcious disease doctor because I have a calcified spleen. What to expect?

No concerns: The doctor is simply wanting to make sure that the calcifications are not alarming or anything to worry about. It will likely just be a question and answer session with the possibility of some imaging to ensure everything appears normal. Nothing to worry about at this point. ...Read more

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Is there more than one kind of spleen disease?

Is there more than one kind of spleen disease?

Yes: There are many diseases of the spleen. These can be a variety of infections that occur in the spleen, cancer can metastasize to the spleen, occasionally a lymphoma can start in the spleen, the spleen can be enlarged from cirrhosis or other conditions, and the spleen can be involved in destroying abnormal blood cells. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

Is there a blood test that can tell if my spleen is enlarged?

No: Spleen enlargement may be found by physical exam or imaging. Splenomegaly can be caused by liver failure or itp. Low platelets should raise suspicion of an enlarged spleen due to the aforementioned conditions. Mononucleosis diagnosis may involve eval of spleen. ...Read more

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Is having an enlarged spleen is always associated with other diseases?

Is having an enlarged spleen is always associated with other diseases?

Most of the time: "hypersplenism" or enlarged spleen is a normal reaction by the spleen as it act as a filter for blood cells, bacteria, viruses; cirrhosis also gives rise to enlarged spleen due to portal congestion. Lymphoid cancers may occur in the spleen itself, causing enlargement. Another direct cause from spleen itself is an abscess due to infection or recent trauma. ...Read more

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