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Swollen spleen

Swollen spleen: Introduction

Swollen spleen: Swelling or enlargement of the spleen. See detailed information below for a list of 1232 causes of Swollen spleen, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Swollen spleen:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Swollen spleen

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Causes of Types of Swollen spleen:

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Swollen spleen: Symptom Checker

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Swollen spleen Treatments

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Stories from Users for Swollen spleen

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Message Boards for Swollen spleen

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Swollen spleen: Animations

Medications or substances causing Swollen spleen:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Swollen spleen as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Swollen spleen: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Swollen spleen may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Swollen spleen

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Swollen spleen: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Swollen spleen

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician. The reasons are multifactorial. Possible conditions include chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, more »

Swollen spleen: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Swollen spleen:

The list of organs typically affected by Swollen spleen may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Swollen spleen

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How Common are these Causes of Swollen spleen?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Swollen spleen. Of the 1232 causes of Swollen spleen that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "common" diseases
  • 8 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 43 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 1190 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Swollen spleen:

The following list of conditions have 'Swollen spleen' 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: Swollen spleen:

The following list of medical conditions have Swollen spleen 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.






  • Malaria ... enlarged spleen, enlarged liver






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Causes of Swollen spleen Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Swollen spleen 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?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Swollen spleen?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Swollen spleen, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Swollen spleen:

    Subtypes of Swollen spleen:

    Enlarged liver and spleen (1170 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Swollen spleen:

    Spleen symptoms (1175 causes), Enlarged liver and spleen (1170 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Liver symptoms (1644 causes), Enlarged liver (1314 causes), Liver problems (1613 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Swollen spleen:

    Enlarged liver (1314 causes), Epstein-Barr virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Cytomegalovirus, Coxsackie, Rubella, Measles, Septicaemia, Local bacterial infection, Brucellosis (5 causes), Tuberculosis

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