Splenomegaly

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What is splenomegaly?

Splenomegaly is an enlarged spleen. The spleen is tucked under the left rib cage next to the stomach. It functions are to filter out and destroy damaged blood cells, prevent infection, produce white blood cells, and store red blood cells. These functions are impaired if the spleen is enlarged.

Common symptoms reported by people with splenomegaly

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with splenomegaly

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Topamax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with splenomegaly, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with splenomegaly

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
difficulty eating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Topamax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with splenomegaly, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has splenomegaly on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 4
30s 5
40s 10
50s 13
60s 7
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 35

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from splenomegaly patients who have completed their condition history
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