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Is it normal to feel the tip of the spleen in a thin, otherwise healthy 4 yo? He got over pneumonia about 3 weeks ago. Otherwise no other issues.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not particularly

At that age I occasionally find this on a normal physical exam.It is easier if they are on the thin side, which is where a 4 yo should be.
When they are chunky it is hard to feel any normal anatomy.

In brief: Not particularly

At that age I occasionally find this on a normal physical exam.It is easier if they are on the thin side, which is where a 4 yo should be.
When they are chunky it is hard to feel any normal anatomy.
Dr. James Ferguson
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