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midsy

553d

hi I have End stage liver disease and Also an Enlarged Spleen, I'm Wondering if everyone with Liver disease has an enlarged spleen too?

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    • Anunnaki

      25d

      I'm in exactly the same boat as you. It appears that if you reach the end stage point of liver disease, then splenomegaly is almost guaranteed to follow, unfortunately.

    • Anunnaki

      25d

      I'm in exactly the same boat as you. It appears that if you reach the end stage point of liver disease, then splenomegaly is almost guaranteed to follow, unfortunately.

    • Path62

      299d

      Excuse my ignorance but what are symptoms for end stage cirrhosis and enlarged spleen. I have cirrhosis non alcoholic and enlarged spleen but no idea what stage I’m at. Top of stomach under ribs on right side is so swollen I feel it’s going to burst sometimes. Can anyone help or advise please. Thank you.

    • Rayningtigress

      520d

      Unfortunately, its not uncommon. I was told by my dr that its because their so close to each, its easy for one to cause the other problems. Been dealing with both of mine being enlarged. Their hoping once we get my liver stable they will stop enlarging and hopefully, my spleen will shrink. They've grown 3 cm in the last 6 months.

    • midsy

      552d

      Ok for sure I'll let u know ,I'll have to write it down to remind myself to call otherwise I'll forget. My memory has gotten so bad due to all the medications and or Liver issues.

    • MarineMom

      552d

      Let me know what you find out! I'm curious too

    • midsy

      552d

      I dont know what ESLD OR MELD STANDS FOR ??

      • MarineMom

        552d

        @midsy sorry! ESLD is end stage liver disease and MELD is measurement of end stage liver disease.

        • midsy

          552d

          @MarineMom oh okay makes sense lol. I know every 6 months it measures a little bit more . I have to get abdominal ultrasound on my Liver ,kidneys and ect.. and they always measure a little bigger . I forgot to ask my liver dr.why at our last appt .I'll have to call and leave a message for her tomorrow. Cuz I'm very curious why ? I do have to say I'm blessed with the best Dr . Although I know Ultimately its God working thru her for me .

    • MarineMom

      552d

      My spleen has remained normal throughout but I know they check my spleen every appointment. I know it's common but I'm not sure why. Maybe it depends on the severity of your ESLD? My MELD was 17 at time of diagnosis and is down to a 6 now. My pancreas has benign lesions however.

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