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**HELP. Enlarged Spleen.**

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  • Posted By: kLp123
  • February 15, 2007
  • 10:09 PM

I was recently diagnosed with an enlarged spleen.
It is 16cm. & very painful.
For some reason it is apparently extending away from my ribcage. I've gotten blood work done about 5 times this month and all of them reported perfect, except for my last one.
It was reported inconclusive.
One of my levels were apparently low but then my next blood work was fine. What could this be?
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  • Enlarged Spleen is normally understood as a condition related to Hepatitis, in Western Medicine. You may want to have a Hepatitis Panel (blood test) to see if that shed some light. I think, it is time to visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. But tell him/her right away of your condition, so you don't get a needle pinching your spleen since it is larger and takes much more space.Western Medicine does not understand the first thing about the Spleen- they just "discovered it " recently. They are still trying to find out what it does.I actually asked my doctor about the Spleen, since I was misdiagnosed with Hepatitis- she did not know what to tell me. She just said that in patients with well advanced Liver disease, that would be common. So I did not have to "worry".For the most part, don't worry! I am sure it is reversible and treatable. Maybe you had an infection- but better than trying to try to look into a cold trail, you can try to help your body to heal.Take Care-
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 00:27 AM
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  • Have your doctor request a blood test for Alpha Thalassemia gene typing. This also may cause the spleen to enlarge. Good luck!
    lawful 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • The spleen is a very important organ in Chinese medicine and is responsible for building qi and blood of the whole body. Do you have low energy? Do you have loose stools? Any other digestion problems? A good food therapy to help you is rice porridge (congee in Chinese):Take 1 cup of organic short grain brown rice and 5 cups pure spring water. Bring to boil, then slowly simmer for anywhere from 5-8 hours. This is very fortifying and easy to digest and very helpful for spleen inbalance. You can either add chopped scallions and toasted sesame, or make it sweet with a few raisins and pure maple syrup. I agree that a Doc of Oriental medicine could help you with this. They will ask you many more questions concerning your health and come up with a diagnosis based on your signs and symptoms. To find a practitioner near you visit www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code or country of origin. Best wishes and try the congee - it is very good and soothing!DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
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