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Spleen Disorders Introduction

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Spleen Disorders Introduction
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Spleen disorders
Certain diseases can cause your spleen to swell and it's best to know the signs and symptoms of these problems so that you can take proper action.  Read on to learn more about the spleen, its role in the body, and symptoms of spleen disorders.  First, just what does the spleen do and where is it located?

The spleen is a spongy, soft organ as big your fist and is located in the upper left part of the abdomen, just under the rib cage behind the stomach.  The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, and primarily destroys old red blood cells   Your spleen is important for proper immune function, especially in fighting bacteria.   The spleen keeps your body fluids in balance.

But what are the symptoms of spleen problems?  And how will you know when to see a doctor?

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