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What are some reasons that the doctor might tell me to have a splenectomy?

What are some reasons that the doctor might tell me to have a splenectomy?

Cause/symptoms: It depends on why it is enlarged and if it is causing symptoms. The mere presence of an enlarged spleen does not necessarily mean an operation is required. A discussion on the pros and cons with your surgeon is advised. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Krook
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Splenectomy (Definition)

Spleen removal (splenectomy) is surgery to remove a diseased or damaged spleen. This organ is in the upper part of your belly, on the left side. It helps your body fight germs and infections. It also ...Read more


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What kind of doctor does a splenectomy?

What kind of doctor does a splenectomy?

General Surgeon: Splenectomies are performed by general surgeons like myself. The most common reason for performing a splenectomy is secondary to trauma (although, we always prefer to save the spleen, if possible). Some rare diseases may require splenectomy as well. In the former situation, the surgical technique is "open"; in the latter, laparoscopy is often possible. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the risks during splenectomy?

Doctors, what are the risks during splenectomy?

Infections: Surgery for spleen removal for traumatic injury or hypersplenism is usually innocuous. Since the spleen contains lymphocytes necessary to help the immune system control infection, one frequently immunizes post surgery with pneumococcal vaccine. ...Read more

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Hi i'm julita(F) i have enlarge spleen from my child hood ,i am now 28yr. doctor decided splenectomy in dec 2014.how take self care before OT&VACCINAT?

Hi i'm julita(F) i have enlarge spleen from my child hood ,i am now 28yr. doctor decided splenectomy in dec 2014.how take self care before OT&VACCINAT?

Vaccination: I don't know what kind of problem you are suffering or the cause for the enlarged spleen. I would certainly consider getting a 2nd opinion. Aside from that , try to get vaccinated (especially to pneumococci) before you undergo the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why any doctor dont ans my questions?? Tell me the reason immediatly whyy????

Why any doctor dont ans my  questions?? Tell me the reason immediatly whyy????

Answer1stTheQFollows: There is an unwritten law amongst health care providers, initiated by a cult in Southern France in the Middle Ages,to avoid answering any questions directly for fear of actually being understood. In that way, any outcome could be explained in retrospect to favor the needs of the moment. Like your current question, for example. The best answer is no answer for there is no room for misinterpretation ...Read more

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Why would my doc tell me not to worry about c diff. Said I have a small case of it. She's sure i'll recover. No reason to worry.Results toxn b present?

Why would my doc tell me not to worry about c diff. Said I have a small case of it. She's sure i'll recover. No reason to worry.Results toxn b present?

C. difficile: Do not know why they would tell you not to worry. This can be a very severe disease and recovery complicated with as much as a 20% relapse rate. Hope you were treated first with Metronidazole before the vancomycin and you may be helped by probiotics or eating non-pasteurized yogurt. Good luck. ...Read more

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Today marks 3 doctors and one xray to tell me I don't have a AAA but I'm still terrified for some reason. What to do?

Today marks 3 doctors and one xray to tell me I don't have a AAA but I'm still terrified for some reason.  What to do?

Why?: Has anyone in your family had an aneurysm? Do you smoke? You are not 60! Are you obese? So the docs cannot feel your abdomen? What X-ray? If an ultrasound of abdominal aorta and a chest X-ray or CT of chest and and are normal: YOU do not have an aneurysm. If answers above are NO you have Avery low risk. ...Read more

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Could u doc tell me the reason of not breathing so well from my nose?Nd how can I get over?With my best regards thank u

Could u doc tell me the reason of not breathing so well from my nose?Nd how can I get over?With my best regards thank u

Deviated septum?: The major problems affecting nasal breathing is a deviated septum or nasal membrane swelling caused by allergies. If your doctor prescribed nasal medications, especially nasal sprays without improvement, it may be related to an old nasal injury causing a septal deviation. A referral to an ENT can determine the cause and they can recommend other medications or surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is systematical reason for hair loss into scalp ?

Pattern hair loss?: I think you are asking about pattern hair loss and this happens in both men and women. It is partly genetic and partly from the male hormones we produce. The testosterone is converted to DHT that starts the thinning and shrinking of the hair follicle with ultimate loss in hair. Hope this helps ...Read more