Enlarged Spleen (Splenomegaly) Symptoms and Causes

7. Bleeding disorders

Hemolytic disease and splenomegaly can often be accompanied by other symptoms such as bleeding of the gums, easy bruising, and petechiae. Bleeding of the gums can lead to painful, swollen gums and may be accompanied by a metallic taste in the mouth. Easy bruising is sometimes caused by the destruction of red blood cells, which can lead to an increased risk of bleeding.

Petechiae appear as tiny red spots on the skin and can indicate low platelet levels, which can also be a sign of hemolytic disease and splenomegaly. If any of these symptoms are present, it is important to seek medical attention in order to receive a proper diagnosis.