Enlarged Spleen - Symptoms

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What are other signs and symptoms of an enlarged spleen?

Often, it is not the enlarged spleen itself that causes symptoms, but rather it is the symptoms of the underlying illness that causes splenomegaly.

  • Due to anemia, individuals may develop
    • weakness,
    • fatigue and
    • shortness of breath.
  • Bleeding may occur spontaneously due to thrombocytopenia (low platelet count).
  • Infections may occur more often because of ineffective white blood cell function.
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Comment from: Bill, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have a slightly enlarged spleen and an enlarged liver. My spleen is causing a lower platelet count. My liver is fibrous. I don't know what to do or if there is a right answer. Besides that, I feel pretty good.

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Comment from: Mominos, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

My spleen is enlarged due to a splenic infarction caused by a blood clot. I was diagnosed with lupus anticoagulant antibody after finding the infarction in my spleen. With blood thinners, I am able to function normally but have chronic pain and am looking for any symptoms or problems I should be aware of.

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