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This topic contains 9 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Christina 14 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #2907

    JOCELYN
    Member

    Can anyone tell me what happens if the spleen keeps enlarging?

    Or how to prevent it?

    #2908

    Christina
    Member

    Hi Jocelyn…have you conferred with your doctor on this? There could be many reasons this is happening, for instance many medications can cause this reaction. You really need to speak to your dr…do you have one from a center of excellence?

    #2909

    JOCELYN
    Member

    My spleen is only slightly larger now and I was not on medication prior to diagnosis but I am concerned about the future.

    I finally have an appt at center of excellence at end of month.

    #2910

    Christina
    Member

    Let us know how your appointment goes…we’re praying for you!
    Christina

    #2911

    Debe
    Member

    Jocelyn, my mom’s spleen is very enlarged. It even hurts mom sometimes. She has a full feeling on that left side. I wonder too if it could get so enlarged that it would rupture, is that possible? I guess it is because her platelets are not working right. My daughter was in a severe car accident and lost her spleen, her platelet count is very high, but nothing to worry about. I wish she could give some of those extra to my mom! They used to remove the spleen to increase platelets, but it is only a temporary thing, I think. Anyway, mom’s counts are so low, they wouldn’t touch her.

    #2912

    My husband’s spleen enlargement caused him great discomfort with a feeling of gas and made him unable to eat much. They did reduce the size somewhat with radiation which helped for awhile. It seems that the spleen acted like a sponge,absorbing the blood transfusions. Are you getting transfusions? Marie

    #2913

    JOCELYN
    Member

    sorry to hear about your mom. if I learn anything, I’ll post it. Does she have any suspicions on how she got mds?

    #2914

    JOCELYN
    Member

    Fortunately, my spleen is only slightly enlarged at this point. No I am not receiving transfusions.

    #2915

    JOCELYN
    Member

    Thank you Christine. How are you doing?

    #2916

    Christina
    Member

    Hi Jocelyn – we are hanging in there. My dad has been in the hospital since New Years. We feel so helpless and just want to help. I am going to speak with the Doctors myself on Monday…hopefully they call me back! We all have to stay positve and strong. I do believe that attitude has a lot to do with everything!
    Thanks for asking!
    Christina

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