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Swallowed coin, spleenomegaly, blood transfusion, haemolytic jaundice. Is al problem due to coin?

one of my friend of age 22 swallowed a 1.5 cm diameter coin in her child hood... at the age of 10 she developed spleenomegaly nd he was treated by blood transfusion.. last month again she developed hepatospleenomegaly nd now she has haemolytic jaundice.. doctors did blood transfusion 4 days back tomoro they are plannin for other transfusion and then a surgery... do u think dat the coin might hav caused any pathology???
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
I dont see how it can be related. this coin was probably out after few days. Splenomegaly in children is most commonly caused by haematologic disorders such as autoimmune anaemia or sme liver disorders. It is in the beginning treated by medicines and blood transfusion,but after nonsuccesful managment the surgery is the only option. But this is a routine procedure today and leaves minimalk consequences. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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