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My brother in law is yellow and been told he has a blocked

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My brother in law is yellow and been told he has a blocked spleen. He's asked no questions. what could be possible causes??
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 3 years ago.

Dr S.A.Alam :

Hello, Welcome to JustAnswer and thank you for your question.

Dr S.A.Alam :

By blocked you mean enlarged spleen ?

Dr S.A.Alam :

It is caused by many diseases like infections, malaria and hemotological problem

Dr S.A.Alam :

What you want to know about this problem ?

Dr S.A.Alam :

Does he has any other medical issues ? symptoms ?

Customer:

he just told me, he's lost wieght and tired, also yellow. was in hospital Monday to yesterday, bloods and mri done awaiting poss endoscopy. i live away from him but he doesn't appear to have asked questions and thinks it will all get better by itself??

Dr S.A.Alam :

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Dr S.A.Alam :

well in most cases it does get better by time

Dr S.A.Alam :

as there are 100s of causes of enlarged spleen so we have to do blood tests to see what is causing this

Dr S.A.Alam :

problem

Dr S.A.Alam :

once we diagnose the cause it is easy to treat in most cases

Dr S.A.Alam :

if it is infection

Dr S.A.Alam :

while we have to look for possible hematological problems which can cause this.

Customer:

so no need to worry yet?

Dr S.A.Alam :

Well if you can tell me the blood reports and MRI report i can be more specific as what to expect

Dr S.A.Alam :

In most cases it is a treatable problem.

Customer:

thank you, ***** ***** back to you when i can get hold of results

Dr S.A.Alam :

you are welcome.

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