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Can an enlarged spleen cause chronic hyperventilation?

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Dr. Ricardo Borrego
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen may lead to hyperventilation from the enlarged organ causing pressure and pain in the abdomen.
The spleen may also cause increased cellular destruction and decreased oxygen carrying capacity which may also lead to hyperventilation.

In brief: Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen may lead to hyperventilation from the enlarged organ causing pressure and pain in the abdomen.
The spleen may also cause increased cellular destruction and decreased oxygen carrying capacity which may also lead to hyperventilation.
Dr. Ricardo Borrego
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

I believe these two things would be entirely unrelated.
"hypoventilation", then yes - anything that makes it hard to expand the diaphragm can cause people to take a less deep breath.

In brief: No

I believe these two things would be entirely unrelated.
"hypoventilation", then yes - anything that makes it hard to expand the diaphragm can cause people to take a less deep breath.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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