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Enlarged Spleen.....
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Hi Guys!

My sister just called. She is going through numerous tests. She goes this Thursday to a GI specialist and will be getting the blookwork done for celiac disease. So far the tests she has had shows she has a hiatus hernia and an enlarged spleen. I know hiatus hernia could be common in celiacs but what could cause an enlarged spleen?

Thanks!

Karen

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Well everything can be affected by celiac so yes the spleen can be affected. Mono which was my celiac trigger also caused my spleen to become enlarged for a while.

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Well everything can be affected by celiac so yes the spleen can be affected. Mono which was my celiac trigger also caused my spleen to become enlarged for a while.

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So I'm wondering, if I do in fact have it (just not diagnosed officially) can a nervous breakdown or alcohol consumption over the years trigger it?

I guess I pretty much "trashed my body" in the past and now I'm paying for it. :(

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I would say either one of those could be a trigger for Celiac. For some its an illness, a surgery, a pregnancy...there are many...

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So I'm wondering, if I do in fact have it (just not diagnosed officially) can a nervous breakdown or alcohol consumption over the years trigger it?

I guess I pretty much "trashed my body" in the past and now I'm paying for it.  :(

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Yep, as Jen said, there are many triggers and that could have been yours. Your body just said "Enough" and snapped.

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It can be caused by anemia or inflammation elsewhere in the body. Did she have a biopsy and if so, was it recently? I could provide more information based on this.

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I will know a lot more after today, she goes to see my gastro today. I know he is doing the bloodwork today but I don't know whether he will automatically schedule an endo or wait until bloodwork.....

Thanks!

Karen

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