Patient Comments: Enlarged Spleen - Cause

What caused your case of an enlarged spleen?

A Doctor's View on Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Causes

Read the Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

The spleen helps your body fight bacteria and infections. Diseases and conditions cause the spleen to become enlarged. Some of the common causes that may enlarge your spleen are liver disease, cancers, infections, inflammation of the heart. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: colorful, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 29

MRI shows enlarged spleen. I've had hepatitis C for a very long time and have now had the cure, Harvoni, but I have some cirrhosis of the liver. I have lower left back pain, causing sleep disturbances from pain.

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Comment from: Jason, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

I have PV (polycythemia vera) cancer. My body makes too much blood and my spleen is 3 times larger than it should be. It is very rare but a bone marrow biopsy is the only way to find out.

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Comment from: JoHL, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I have a history of iron deficiency anemia as a child. I was hemolytic when suffering from the usual children's illnesses like tonsillitis. I had glandular fever at 21. Usual blood tests done at that time but an observant person looking at my tests for iron deficiency realized there were lots of spherocytes present in my blood sample. Hemoglobin was 6. Reticulocyte count was 584. Glandular fever lasted 6 months and symptoms returned 1 year later. My enlarged spleen is a result of congenital spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia). I wasn't diagnosed until I was 25 despite a history of all the relevant symptoms throughout my childhood.

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Comment from: luckydoged, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 05

I am 53 years old and have fatty liver and enlarged spleen (14.1 cm). The total bilirubin is 2.2, AST 16 and ALT 17. I have been taken milk thistle.

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Comment from: RA07121966, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 18

I have suffered with jaundice 4 times in my 49 years. Last time when I went to doctor he asked me to go for blood test and abdomen scan. He found that my spleen had become larger in size and advised me to take tablets Udiliv 300 AND Evion 400. Also I am taking 3 balls of Phyllanthus early in the morning. I stopped alcohol totally. Now bilirubin declined from 7.4 TO 1.3 within 15 days. This is my suggestion to my friends, stop alcohol and please take Phyllanthus when you have liver and spleen related disease.

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Comment from: Spleeno, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 12

I have an enlarged spleen for 4 months. Many doctors can't figure out why. It's very painful in the left side and upper abdomen. I have had bladder and urinary pain too, but all tests are normal. I feel like I'm dying.

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Comment from: Toy Story, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have portal hypertension and an enlarged spleen due to treatment for cancer when I was young. I have low counts on all my blood results. It makes me feel tired, I am prone to infection, and feel generally unwell.

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