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What is the relationship between an enlarged spleen and anemia?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sequestration

Sometimes the body inappropriately starts chewing up your blood cells.
The blood gets filtered in the spleen. The chewed up blood cells "clog the filter" in the spleen and the spleen gets enlarged.

In brief: Sequestration

Sometimes the body inappropriately starts chewing up your blood cells.
The blood gets filtered in the spleen. The chewed up blood cells "clog the filter" in the spleen and the spleen gets enlarged.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anemia

There is an increased risk since the spleen grabs the red blood cells and destroys them leading, to anemia, but just having an enlarged spleen does not guarantee anemia.

In brief: Anemia

There is an increased risk since the spleen grabs the red blood cells and destroys them leading, to anemia, but just having an enlarged spleen does not guarantee anemia.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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