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What Kind Of Nutrition Is Needed For Spleen Health
Sure: A ruptured spleen can be fatal depending on the extent of the injury. Imho that is the worst thing it can do to you. However even removing the spleen (and saving your life) can lead to overwhelming infections. Most of us try nonoperative therapy first followed by surgery if this fails. Most of the time a repair can be done, but sometimes it must be removed. ...Read more
Hi had a abdo scan today and it showed my spleen is enlarged what causes this, i' m in good health and bloods ar good I have high GGT alright ?
Need for evaluation: There are many causes of an enlarged spleen, including liver disease, as indicated by your high ggt. See the website below for various causes of splenomegaly and discuss the matter with your doctor, as it is not feasible to provide a good answer without examining you. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003276.htm. ...Read more
What are granulomated calcifications in the spleen? And what does this mean for my health? Having pain in right abdominal area should I be worried?
I have an enlarged spleen a cyst on it too and aneurysm splenic. I havw been sick and now smell a burning smell? Thats 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
What kind of shot should I get every ten years after having my spleen removed mva in 1998. Numerous injuries, one being having my spleen ruptured and removed. What kind of shot do I need to have every 10 years
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: It depends on why you believe your spleen is a problem. If you have been told specifically by a doctor that you have a splenic disorder, then you need to see either a hematologist or a surgeon, depending on what the initial doctor who suspected the problem feels is most appropriate. If, however, you just suspect the spleen, you should see your primary care doctor first to verify it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think my spleen might be enlarged, But I can't see my doctor for about a week. I'm kind of in pain so I'm not sure what to do,should I go to ER?
Yes, go to the ER: If you are in moderate to severe pain then go to the ER. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. While it is unlikely to be your spleen more likely causes could be appendicitis, gall stones, kidney stones, ulcer or ovarian cyst amongst other things. ...Read more
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