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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Spleen
Hepato-splenomegaly: Hi Keith: an enlarged liver and spleen (also called, hepatosplenomegaly) has many potential causes. Broadly: infections and cancers. For someone in India, a few possibilities that must be considered include TB and malaria - there are other infections too. For malignancies, evaluations for lymphoma's and leukemia's. She must seek care as soon as possible.See 1 more doctor answer
Dr said I have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.
May not be related: Need to know why the spleen is enlarged. The symptoms can be related to the reason the spleen is enlarged. The cyst may not be a problem. The treatment is to treat the reason the spleen is involved. Sometimes the spleen will need to be removed
No such thing: Enlarged spleen has a cause, and treatment is according to the original disease, and degree of enlargement, kindly consult the doctor who made the diagnosis
Cause of LG spleen?: It would be helpful to know what is causing the splenic enlargement - if it's an infection, a cancer, liver diseases or something else. Most treatments revolve around protecting the spleen when enlarged- so it doesn't burst like a balloon. So no contact sports. Wear a seat belt. See doc for preventative vaccines in case it has to come out. Natural treatments would be adjunctive.
Hepatosplenomegaly: Lymphoma, Burkitt Alpha-1-Antitrypsin DefFiciency Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn Cystic Fibrosis Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Toxoplasmosis Tuberculosis Anemia, Sideroblastic Torch Infections Wilms Tumor Cardiomyopathy, End Stage Cirrhosis, Primary Biliary Leishmaniasis Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Histoplasmosis Typhoid Fever Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Candidiasis, Invasive Psittacosis HIV EBV etc
Can enlarged spleen cause pain in shoulder&back? What is best way to relieve this? Alternate advil/tylenol no longer working. Waiting for appt w/speclst
Dr says I have slight enlarged spleen but didn't do any tests is this usual I went to see him as I have left side rib pain.
Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged there must be a reason for it. You should have a blood test called a CBC to check your blood cells, especially platelets. Also a cmp to check your liver function, since an enlarged spleen can sometimes be due to a liver problem. A baseline ultrasound of the abdomen should assess the organs, and often a ct scan is indicated to further examine the vessels to liver, spleen.
I have an enlarged spleen, I have been losing weight 180 to 168 in about 6 weeks. I get side aches and can't eat much. What do I I do. Should I worry?
See a doctor: Unintentional weight loss is concerning and needs to be explained. Please see your doctor for an examination and appropriate tests.
Have enlarged spleen for over a year, drs can't explain. Having left chest pain on&off for a few weeks. Last few days more. Pain also in back & left side?
Spleen painful: It sound like yourbspleen is not ny enlarged but painful. See a hematolgist next.
See a doctor: Splenic enlargement can be due to a number of illnesses. Cancer must be considered as a possible cause. You should see a board-certified internist who will order the appropriate screening tests. Please do not do yourself a disservice seeing alternative practitioners for this problem.
Maybe: There are many conditions associated with an enlarged spleen. Depends on the underlying pathology, splenomegaly are sometimes discovered by accident in asymptomatic patients while other times associated with a multitude of symptoms such as malaise, abdominal swelling, pain, easy bruising... If in doubt, see your doctor.
You won't.: Someone's gotta check. That's the simplest method. It's part of a basic physical exam. Otherwise CT or MRI. Enlarged spleens aren't painful, but can rupture easily. Mono (EBV) enlarges spleens. Trauma, can too, from bleeding. A bonehead once drove into me while in a crosswalk, from the left. Thankfully I flew up overhead. Felt fine, but rescue insisted on a CT (it was normal).
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