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 for splenomegaly

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Compare treatments taken by people with splenomegaly

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Who has splenomegaly on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 9 say splenomegaly is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 9
40s 15
50s 14
60s 10
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 5
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 15
Female 43

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 32
Not Diagnosed 0

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