My brother in-law has problem with not enough red blood cells.
Now his spleen is enlarged and he was advised to remove it. What problems will he face if he does this?
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replied November 23rd, 2003
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Setting aside post operative complications, the most common risk after the spleen is removed is an increased risk of bacterial infections.

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replied February 12th, 2010
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Can you please elaborate bacterial infections, what sort of infections he could face.

My father have same problem and he is also diabetic patient since last 10 years and 60 years Old age.

Can you please suggest.

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Yasir
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