Splenomegaly: Causes & Finding Relief
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What causes enlarged spleen? 18 possible conditions

Splenomegaly is a condition that occurs when your spleen becomes enlarged. It is also commonly referred to as enlarged spleen or spleen enlargement. The spleen is a part of your lymphatic system. The spleen helps the immune system by storing white blood... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in the blood or blood-forming tissues. There are many different types of leukemia, and treatment is different for each one. Chronic leukemias are slower growing than acut...

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2

Idiopathic Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia (IAHA) is a serious form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Learn more about this condition.

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3

Hodgkin's Disease

Learn more about a type of blood cancer called Hodgkin's disease (HD), including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

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4

Malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease. It's typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.

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5

Hemolytic Anemia

When dying red blood cells outpace the bone marrow's production in a person, hemolytic anemia occurs. Hemolytic anemia can be extrinsic or intrinsic.

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHA) is a group of conditions where a person's immune system destroys their red blood cells (RBCs). These rare conditions occur when antibodies-proteins that normally protect us from viruse...

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7

Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia

Familial combined hyperlipidemia is a genetic disorder that causes high levels of cholesterol and fats in the blood. Learn about treatment options.

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8

Hyperlipoproteinemia

Hyperlipoproteinemia is a common disorder that results in high levels of lipids circulating in the blood. This can cause pancreatitis, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and other symptoms.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a form of cancer that affects your lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Learn about symptoms and treatment.

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10

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of arthritis in children. Learn about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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11

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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12

Adult-Onset Still's Disease

Adult-onset Still's disease is an inflammatory condition causing swelling in joints, tissues, organs, and lymph nodes. Read more on this rare disease.

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13

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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14

G6PD Deficiency

G6PD deficiency is a genetic condition caused by a lack of the G6PD enzyme in the blood. Learn about G6PD deficiency symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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15

Hyperlipidemia

Cholesterol is a natural substance, but too much of it can clog blood vessels and lead to heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol levels can also cause yellow deposits in the eyes or in tendons.

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16

Acrodermatitis and Your Child

Acrodermatitis, or Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, is a common skin condition in children. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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17

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV

People with hyperlipoproteinemia type IV have a higher-than-normal triglyceride level due to a genetic defect. Learn about the risk factors and treatment.

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18

Gaucher's Disease

Gaucher's disease is an inherited condition in which your body doesn't break down or store fat properly. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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