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What is Splenomegaly?

Description of the disease

Splenomegaly is a condition in which the spleen increases in size. This can occur due to various reasons such as infections, blood disorders, cancer, and others.


  • By cause: primary and secondary splenomegaly.
  • By spleen size: moderate, moderately severe, severe.


Symptoms of splenomegaly may include pain in the left upper abdomen, abdominal swelling, fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, and others.


Splenomegaly can be caused by various conditions such as liver cirrhosis, lymphoma, malaria, tuberculosis, and other diseases.


Diagnosis includes physical examination, blood tests, ultrasound examination of the spleen, and other methods.


Treatment of splenomegaly depends on its cause. It may include medications, surgical intervention, or treatment of the underlying disease.


Prevention of splenomegaly may include avoiding risk factors, vaccination against infections, regular medical check-ups.


Gastroenterologist or hepatologist conducts the treatment of splenomegaly.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.