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During an u.s.scan, while i was pregnant (34wks), the

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During an u.s.scan, while i was pregnant (34wks), the radiologist mentioned that my spleen was hypervascular.
What does this mean ?
I am currently being investigated by my g.p for autoimmune disorde (possible symptoms of chorea )
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questiondo you have any other medical issues?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Pmh:- laproscopic cholecystectomy -
- (Feb 2003)
- Post op complications - retro. peritineal bile leak.
Biliary sepsis
Liver failure
Acute pancreatitisERCP + biliary stenting (feb 2003)Current - intermittent joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. (Solince march 2015). Flare ups are becoming more frequent and i have started breaking out in a localisled hot/itchy rash which seems to be isolated to both fore arms and around my mouth.
( all rheimatoid bloods are normal, inc esr/crp/wcc).
Seen in A &E last weekend duecto wirsening symptoms, physician noted i was displaying neurological digns( invol movement, limb contraction, assoc with chorea.
Bloods talen on thurs for , fbc, u & e, crp, tfts, gluc, lft's. Results due mon
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.
hypervascular means that the spleen is working overtime to filter the bloodThis makes sense with an autoimmune condition like hemolytic anemiaSo your spleen is trying to filter out the bloodit is a sign of many autoimmune conditionslet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me again:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-irondoc/Thanks for using justanswer.com
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