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Spleen enlargement during pregnancy. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hi I'm 18 weeks pregnant and when I did the scan on the 5 th Aug I was told my spleen is enlarged
Doctor :   ok
User :   how does this effect my baby & me
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   I'm 33yrs, female, S.Visa officer and married, 91kgs.. have one child0girl who is 3 1/2yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you having any other health problem?
User :   swelling of feet and low placenta
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is your current BP?
User :   110/70
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you have any fever or infection?
User :   no.. nothing... no pain and no fever
Doctor :   have you gotten any other tests done?
User :   I did a blood test on the 5th Aug results have not come in yet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get your platelet count done
Doctor :   also get a haemogram done with Smear for MP
User :   how does it effect my baby?
Doctor :   first the cause for the spleen examination
Doctor :   enlargement should be made out
Doctor :   are you on any medicines?
Doctor :   what is the amount of spleen enlargement in the scan?
User :   I'm taking vitamins for the pregnancy such as calcium, Becozinc, folic acid, ovron, codliver oil, and cardiprin
Doctor :   ok
User :   16mm or 16cm not sure
Doctor :   the cause should be first determined
Doctor :   you should get the blood tests
Doctor :   done
Doctor :   it could be either due to an infection like malaria
User :   ok.. results of what I did shud be available tday..
User :   did not have malaria fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what tests did you get done?
Doctor :   the platelet count is most important
Doctor :   do you have any past medical problems?
User :   full blood count, ESR,T protein, S.G.P.T, S.G.OT
User :   b.picture and blood for malaria antigen
Doctor :   ok
User :   I had Dengui fever in 2004 july/august
Doctor :   the tests would probably help us in knowing the cause
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you gotten a urine examination done?
User :   no..did in May for pregnancy test
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get a Complete Urine Examination done
Doctor :   the other cause can be due to pregnancy related hypertension
User :   ok
Doctor :   was your bp during pregnancy high any time?
User :   sometimes it was 130/90
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you inform us of the test results
User :   last pregnancy i had high pressure and baby was taken when i was in the 8 month
Doctor :   any condition of spleen enlargement has to be treated
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then my suspicion would be pregnancy related hypertension
Doctor :   that can be managed effectively
Doctor :   if diagnosed at an early stage itself
Doctor :   you would need constant monitoring
Doctor :   and care
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   ESR result is 56
Doctor :   ESR can be raised normally in pregnancy
Doctor :   due to the changes in blood composition in pregnancy
Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   yes confirmed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you inform us of the test results once they come
Doctor :   then the cause can be made out and appropriate treatment can be given
User :   ok doctor thank you very much
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