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how long does it take for a spleen to heal

A 45-year-old member asked:
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends on the--: -grade. I-IV. I=care for about2-4weeks, II=3-5, anything above is much more serious & U should follow the instructions from Ur treating MD. prefer ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
From what?: I think a more detailed description here will allow us to help you. Trauma to the spleen (laceration) is a surgical emergency that usually requires sp ... Read More
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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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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: The platelet count at times will increase in a few days. But it may also occur slowly in the month after removal of spleen.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Lymphoma: If your scan in march a month ago was fine, i would highly doubt that you have lymphoma showing in spleen causing the pain! you need good diagnostic w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Splenic Trauma: The spleen is an easily traumatized organ in the abdomen. An injury to the spleen can be quite problematic. Most trauma surgeons would recommend avoid ... Read More
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