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Why is it dangerous to have an enlarged spleen?

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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: It can rupture

It can rupture causing internal bleeding that can only be stopped with either surgery or a radiologic procedure.
It can also cause early satiety (getting full quickly after eating), and pain.

In brief: It can rupture

It can rupture causing internal bleeding that can only be stopped with either surgery or a radiologic procedure.
It can also cause early satiety (getting full quickly after eating), and pain.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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Dr. David Fertel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: It can rupture

An enlarged spleen is more likely to rupture.

In brief: It can rupture

An enlarged spleen is more likely to rupture.
Dr. David Fertel
Dr. David Fertel
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