Patient Comments: Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) - Cause

What was the cause of your enlarged spleen?

Comment from: Painful & Lethargic, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

My enlarged spleen is the result of a mononucleosis (Epstein Barr) infection. I am 29 years old, and was unaware that mono was such a threat to people outside of their teens and early twenties. I currently work in the medical field and suspect that I acquired the virus as a result of my occupation. I have not been drinking after others or kissing! Hoping my spleen (and energy level) returns to normal soon!

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Comment from: worrying_sister, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 12

My brother has been admitted into the hospital last week because his body temperature was kept increased after 3 days. They made an ultrasound and MRI scan and found this splenomegaly. They took the blood test and did not find anything abnormal with the blood cells. He's now transferred to another hospital for a second opinion. I live abroad, so I can't see how he's doing. My mum told me that his temperature went down after he took the medicine but increase again afterwards. Does anybody experience this? Thanks a lot.

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Comment from: Sheehan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

My spleen is enlarged, I've lost weight, and have a high white blood cell count. My doctor suspects it is because of an infection, but I am very concerned.

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Comment from: dan1836, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I fell on a table corner and my spleen became enlarged the next day. I lived with it for more than 20 years and now I'm starting to have pain. My doctor doesn't think it's from the trauma, but I'm 100% sure it is. I'm 58 years old and my blood count is fine. I just don't know what to do. I'm losing weight.

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Comment from: Careless, 75 or over Male Published: June 03

I believe that damage to my spleen occurred as the result of a forward fall on a stair when the lower left side of my body impacted the nose of the stair tread. It was very painful.

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Comment from: SPEEN ENLARGED, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 24

My daughter is 4 years old. She was having stomach pain from last 1 year and she does. She had sonography on 23.08.10 and report shows that SPLEEN IS ENLARGED, but size is not mentioned. She does not eat regular food and last week she had fever 2 and 3 times in one day. Paracetimol syrup is given to her for fever, doctor say she should be admitted in hospital.

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