Why does CML doctor check lower stomach
Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:55 PM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:30 PM
Checking for an enlarged spleen (left of the belly button). If they go lower they are looking for enlarged lymph nodes.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:14 AM
Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:13 PM
Generally, lymph nodes should not be enlarged with early stage CML. If they are, and the CML caused it, the disease may be in advanced stages. Otherwise, if the lymph nodes are enlarged there could be a second disease.
Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:23 PM
My doc still checks my spleen, even though I never had an enlarged spleen and am PCRU. I asked him why the other day, he said it's part of the protocol for when I see him.
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