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Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Why is it enlarged
An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except for rare types of blood diseases).
But the spleen is often enlarged because of other problems like chronic pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis, or blood problems.

In brief: Why is it enlarged
An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except for rare types of blood diseases).
But the spleen is often enlarged because of other problems like chronic pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis, or blood problems.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Maybe
Depends on why the spleen is large- if it is secondary to liver, or other issues.
Generally it is not an issue.

In brief: Maybe
Depends on why the spleen is large- if it is secondary to liver, or other issues.
Generally it is not an issue.
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