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How long does it take for a spleen to heal

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Takes about 4-6 weeks to heal if no splenectomy surgery was needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
surgery 28 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Will take 4-6 weeks if surgery was not done.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
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
General Surgery 25 years experience
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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Spleen enlargement occurs in many conditions and the condition has to be diagnosed and treated after careful examination
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Glantz
General Surgery 39 years experience
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
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
No: The spleen has specific functions, such as helping to identify a specific type of encapsulated bacteria, and a vaccine is given before or after splene... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Subcutaneous emphysema: This sounds like it could be subcutaneous emphysema. Gas gets trapped under the skin, could be a collapsed lung or rib fracture but infections can do ... Read More