Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) - Treatment

What was the treatment for your enlarged spleen?

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What is the treatment for an enlarged spleen?

Treatment for an enlarged spleen is usually directed at the underlying medical condition that resulted in the splenomegaly. Depending on the underlying problem, treatments can be with antibiotics, chemotherapy, or radiation. These treatments are for the underlying disease and may allow the spleen to reduce in size; however, in some cases, the spleen will remain enlarged.

On occasion, the spleen may need to be removed surgically (splenectomy = spleen + ectomy=removal) as part of the disease treatment. For example, in hereditary spherocytosis, removing the spleen prevents the anemia that occurs when the abnormally shaped red blood cells are continually being filtered out and removed from the blood stream.

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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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