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can you rupture your spleen during weightlifting

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Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly: The spleen will not regenerate following its removal. However, if the spleen is shattered, sometimes a small piece may remain in the abdominal cavity ... Read More
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: There are parts of spleen that can be in the area that can grow -.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Pain: Usually it hurts. Spontaneous rupture is related to mono and other infections. It is very rare.
Dr. David Fertel
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Probably not: Spleens rupture most often from trauma.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Splenic rupture: You would certainly know there is a serious problem in your abdomen. Splenic rupture is an emergency, often associated with abdominal trauma such as a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
CT Emergency room: Generally, a ruptured spleen is from a significant injury to the left upper part of the abdomen or the ribcage just above that (eg. Car crash) mononuc ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
You could die: Allthough you don't have to have a spleen to live, it serves rather important functions regarding the red cells and immune functions. Because large am ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Usually: A ruptured spleen will usually cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity, which is quite painful and hard to miss. On occasion, there may b ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Being enlarged will just increase one' s risk of rupture.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to hospital: You should go to the hospital immediately. The spleen is very vascular and if it ruptures, the abdominal cavity can fill with blood very quickly leadi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Depends on severity: The spleen is a very vascular organ and, though well protected by the rib cage, is susceptible to blunt trauma. Minor injuries may usually be managed ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
26 years experience Family Medicine
CT and ultrasound: A ruptured spleen can be diagnosed by a ct scan or ultrasound.
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