Hypersplenism is increased activity of the spleen caused by tumors, anemia, malaria, tuberculosis, and various connective tissue and inflammatory diseases.

An enlarged spleen is often accompanied by a lack of one or more types of blood cells. The enlarged spleen can cause stomach pain on the left side, as well as feeling full prematurely after eating.

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Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Simon D. Mitin, M.D.

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