ct scan

By yumyum1948 Latest Reply 2011-06-21 23:05:10 -0500
Started 2011-06-21 17:55:28 -0500

I had a ct scan done recently.My spleen is enlarged.Would being overweight cause the spleen to enlarge.I was on medication for a infection in my legs.Also being a Type 2 Diabetic would that be a cause of a enlarged spleen.My primary care doctor is not to concerned.My urogist is concerned because I have only one kidney.

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jayabee52 2011-06-21 23:05:10 -0500 Report

Howdy Barbara!
I had no idea about what would cause an enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) so I looked it up. Here's an article from Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/enlarged-spl... you will find the causes of enlarged spleen on the 3rd page of the article.

Perhaps both Drs are right in their own way. I am guessing you had no symptoms from it, because you seem to have caught it inadvertently while looking for something else. From that I would posit that since you are having no propblems it might be no major problem. The fact that you have only 1 kidney is a bit of a risk factor, but not something to get panicked about, just something else to keep tabs on and perhaps to treat if needed.

Blessings to you and yours