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Splenomegaly: Introduction

Splenomegaly: The normal spleen is usually not palpable. The spleen moves with respiratory patterns and may only be palpable at the end of inspiration. See detailed information below for a list of 170 causes of Splenomegaly, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Splenomegaly:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Splenomegaly. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Splenomegaly

Causes of Types of Splenomegaly:

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Splenomegaly Treatments

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Splenomegaly: Deaths

Read more about causes and Splenomegaly deaths.

Causes of Splenomegaly listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Splenomegaly as a symptom include:

Definitions of Splenomegaly:

Abnormal enlargement of the spleen.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Enlargement of the spleen.
- (Source - CRISP)

Splenomegaly is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Splenomegaly, or a subtype of Splenomegaly, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Splenomegaly

The list below shows some of the causes of Splenomegaly mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Splenomegaly?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Splenomegaly. Of the 170 causes of Splenomegaly that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 19 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 149 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Splenomegaly:

The following list of conditions have 'Splenomegaly' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Splenomegaly:

The following list of medical conditions have Splenomegaly or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Splenomegaly Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Splenomegaly based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Splenomegaly:

    Spleen enlarged, Splenic enlargement
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

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