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Please help! what is the relation between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

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Dr. Louis Cooper
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The cause of the anemia and the cause of the enlarged spleen may be related or possibly may not.
Anemia may be specifically related to iron deficiency or other deficiency or bleeding or breakup of blood cells. Enlarged spleen may be related to a viral process or perhaps a more serious disorder. Regardless, you must be seen by a hematologist and evaluated. Good luck!

In brief: Many things

The cause of the anemia and the cause of the enlarged spleen may be related or possibly may not.
Anemia may be specifically related to iron deficiency or other deficiency or bleeding or breakup of blood cells. Enlarged spleen may be related to a viral process or perhaps a more serious disorder. Regardless, you must be seen by a hematologist and evaluated. Good luck!
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