Patient Comments: Enlarged Spleen - Treatment

What treatments were effective for your case of enlarged spleen?

Comment from: DanielMc, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

My spleen enlargement was due to eosinophilia caused by a food allergy. This was discovered after seeing my general physician, an oncologist, an IDS (infectious disease specialist), and my allergist and running full blood panel test, bone marrow, as well as x-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI. After all that all tests came back negative. They could not figure out why my eosinophil count was about 57 percent. My allergist put me on the Paleo diet and within 1.5 weeks, I noticed a huge difference and was feeling much better. A follow up appointment showed my count to be back in the normal 6 to 8 percent range. When I test foods not on the diet (particularly those with gluten) I start to experience the symptoms again.

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Comment from: Loulabell, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

My enlarged spleen is the result of an underlying disease: myeloproliferative disease (MPD). My bone marrow is producing immature cells which get filtered by the spleen, causing it to work overtime and enlarge. Treatment for the MPD has been hydroxyurea 500 mg. I have been on it for 2 plus years. Seems to have improved RBC, WBC, platelet and LDH levels, but has not reduced the size of the spleen.

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

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. I was treated with intensive course of steroids for my enlarged spleen.

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Comment from: Billy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

My enlarged spleen was the result of an enlarged liver, resulting from a high fat diet and high cholesterol/tri lipids. I was ordered to lose massive weight to recover.

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Comment from: TracyLee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I went to see an acupuncturist for my spleen issues. The treatment includes eating congee (basically mushy rice), root vegetables, and warm/hot foods. Stay away from all damp, cold foods like dairy or other cold foods. Meat is good when eaten with garlic or onions (other roots.) Just google how to nourish the spleen.

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