How to help an enlarged spleen SHRINK to NORMAL size?

How to help an enlarged spleen SHRINK to NORMAL size?

Postby hakim78 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:39 pm

why dont doctors take an enlarged spleen more seriously. I have had issues for about 2 yrs now, and have only seen one doctor that actual showed a bit of concern. still the only treatment, was suggesting i stay away from contact sports, telling me to quit my job and college b/c the spleen can rupture. Oh and she made sure i knew how to dial 911. -- well today 2 yrs later, i look like im about 2 months pregnant and my spleen feels like a huge hot sack of water under my skin ( thats the best way i know to explain it) I feel a pinch when i breathe ( that occasionally hurts ALOT). I will be going into the ER in the next few days. but i already know the process of the blood count and CT scan. but im wondering why Doctors never do prescribe a medication or at least a certain vitamin or anything. Do you know anything about curing an enlarged spleen bc so far ive got nothing and my hubby and i are trying to plan a trip to universal studios and i obviously wouldnt go kill myself for a roller coaster ride but i do want to have fun... so if i could just get my spleen down to a half way normal size... that would be AWESOME!-
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How to help an enlarged spleen SHRINK to NORMAL size?

Postby chadwick20 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:40 pm

Simple enough. See a surgeon and have it removed.
You do not need a spleen.
The pathologists can assess the spleen and determine why it is so problematic.
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How to help an enlarged spleen SHRINK to NORMAL size?

Postby vingon » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 pm

You need to have a diagnosis first as to why your spleen is enlarged. If it is due to mono then you need to wait until the virus subsides and the spleen will eventually return to normal size. Other causes may not be reversible.
Do not go to the ER for this. It is a chronic problem which needs to be addressed by your primary care physician who can then refer you to the proper specialist (surgeon, hematologist, GI doc etc.) If you don't have a PCP or insurance go find a primary care clinic.
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