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EM@3AM: Splenomegaly

A 20-year-old female presents to the ED with "abnormal results" found on a CT scan. She was feeling well until approximately 2 weeks ago when she began to have fatigue, malaise, loss of appetite and abdominal discomfort. She saw her primary care doctor who ordered an outpatient CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis, and upon obtaining the results showing splenomegaly, sent her to the ED for evaluation.  What is the approach to the patient with splenomegaly?