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Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Generally, people with splenomegaly may be cared for by the physician who is managing the underlying cause. For example, hematologists (doctors who specialize in treating blood disorders), oncologists (cancer specialists), and gastroenterologists (liver and digestive tract specialists) all commonly take care of patients who may have enlarged spleen as a response to another condition.

Depending on the cause, individuals with splenomegaly may seek urgent doctor visits if they have evidence of bleeding, infection that is not well controlled at home, or severe abdominal pain.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014

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