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how long does it take for a ruptured spleen to heal

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Takes about 4-6 weeks to heal if no splenectomy surgery was needed.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
3 months: It depends on how badly the spleen was damaged. Small cracks will heal in a matter of weeks. Significant damage can lead to other conditions. Usual ... Read More
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Dr. Tchaka Shepherd
22 years experience Trauma Surgery
Splenic injury : The length of time required for a splenic injury to heal will invariably depend on the grade on the injury ( i.e. Severity of the injury). It can t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
At least 3 months: We recommend to maintain precautions for at least three months, and in high risk patients (like someone playing contact sports) to obtain a repeat sca ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Will take 4-6 weeks if surgery was not done.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Perhaps 6-12 months: Most ruptured spleens are due to trauma, in which case most of the time they are surgically removed. You can live without a spleen, though it does h ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Most of the time ruptured spleen is a result of significant trauma and the abdominal pain would be very noticeable, and the person is evaluated and di ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Internal bleeding: A ruptured spleen can have a variable degree of injury. The spleen damage may be minor and heal on its own, or may be a major injury with significant ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denny Rodenberg
30 years experience General Surgery
Age and degree: The youngest patient's have the best shot at keeping their spleen without bleeding to death. The degree of rupture will determine how much blood is l ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Ruptured spleen: Emergency, need to go to hospital now!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
?: If you don't know by now, you've likely blead to death.
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