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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly)

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What were the symptoms of your enlarged spleen? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Saurabh, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 22

My age is 31 years and my spleen has increased in size by 16 cm. I feel tired all the time, and feel heavy head and eyes. My mind cannot concentrate or be free.

Comment from: Vitpow, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 31

I did a PET scan. My spleen is 32.8 cm; pretty large I'd say. I have a constant feeling of nausea, barely eating, and tired always. I am constantly going for tests. I don't know what to do anymore. So frustrating.

Comment from: marwa, Female (Caregiver) Published: September 09

My father is 55 years old. Since about 6 months, he felt some pain in his stomach.The doctor told him that he had splenomegaly and some fats in the liver and schistomiasis. He made some tests that showed low platelets, red and white blood cells. He went to three doctors and the last one asked him for heart scan, to be able to make splenectomy suergery. Now, my father found that thereare some problems in his heart and he will not be able to take this surgery. He also has erosive esophagus. Also his spleen size is 22 cm. I'm really afraid about my father.

Comment from: tbear, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 04

I have a 12 x 26 x 19 cm spleen, high white count and high platelets. My symptoms of enlarged spleen are lack of appetite, feeling bloated, and pain radiating into left shoulder, quite severe. I had a CT and bone marrow biopsy and will find out results next week.

Comment from: spectrus calibraium, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 01

Fourteen years ago I had a horrible pain in my upper left rib cage going to my back. The pain started out of nowhere when I was working in a field. I went to the doctor who did CT scans. They ran a scan on me and found out I had lymphoma. So then years go by and now I am sitting and using this computer as the pain exceeds into feeling like a balloon is about to burst in my upper rib. Things get better if we find the source of problems going on in our bodies.

Comment from: msmiamigal, (Patient) Published: January 19

I was told I had a high white blood cell count and an enlarged spleen.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCES: eMedicine.com; "Splenomegaly."

O'Reilly, RA. Splenomegaly in 2,505 patients at a large university medical center from 1913 to 1995. 1963 to 1995: 449 patients. West J Med 1998; 169:88.

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