Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Steven Doerr, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Doerr received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with his Medical Degree from the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 1998 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine from Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 2002, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Anand received MBBS degree from Medical College Amritsar, University of Punjab. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Postgraduate Institute of medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He was trained in the field of Gastroenterology and obtained the DPhil degree. Dr. Anand is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
pain in the upper abdomen that may radiate to the back or
Diagnosis of an enlarged spleen is
often made by physical examination or by X-rays, CT scan,
Treatment for an enlarged spleen is
directed to the care of the underlying condition.
Enlarged spleen can be prevented by
preventing the underlying illness as best as possible. An enlarged spleen is at
risk for damage when it grows beyond the protection given to it by the lower
ribs. Activity may need to be restricted to prevent any trauma or damage to the
spleen when it is enlarged and vulnerable
The prognosis of someone with an
enlarged spleen depends upon the underlying condition.
What is the spleen, and what does it do (function)?
The spleen is an important organ in the body that has a variety of responsibilities.
It is a major filter of blood, helping
remove old and damaged red blood cells, and bacteria.
It also is part of the lymphatic system
and produces lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that are a part of the immune
system that helps to prevent and fight infection.
The spleen also acts as a reservoir for
red blood cells and platelets, should the body need them.