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Amyloid - primary
Symptoms depend on the organs affected by the deposits. These organs can include the tongue, intestines, skeletal and smooth muscles, nerves, skin, ligaments, heart, liver, spleen, and kidneys.
Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:
Your doctor may discover that you have an enlarged liver or spleen.
If organ damage is suspected, your doctor may order tests to confirm amyloidosis of that organ. For example:
This disease may also affect the results of the following tests:
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