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What causes enlarged spleen?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Question: I have XXXXXXX syndrome and also an enlarged spleen. Are these both related? Do I need to go for treatment. Both diagnosed some 20 years back.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Does not need to be treated.

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Gilbert's syndrome or constitutional hepatic dysfunction is characterized by nonhemolytic jaundice as a result of an inherited gene mutation. It may be characterized by both liver and spleen enlargement. These two are related. Unless there are other complications nothing needs to be done about it.

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What causes enlarged spleen?

Brief Answer: Does not need to be treated. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Gilbert's syndrome or constitutional hepatic dysfunction is characterized by nonhemolytic jaundice as a result of an inherited gene mutation. It may be characterized by both liver and spleen enlargement. These two are related. Unless there are other complications nothing needs to be done about it. Regards