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if my spleen ruptures how long do I have to live

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If you have a ruptured spleen and get to hospital on time to be treated you will have a normal life; however, if splenectomy is performed, you will ne ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on how bad the rupture is, how soon you get to the doctor, etc.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: A ruptured spleen can range from very serious, even life threatening to relatively minor event depending on the reasons for the rupture and the initia ... Read More
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
Dr. Ken Kingdon
17 years experience Trauma Surgery
6 weeks: In general we tell folks who have ruptured spleens to avoid contact to that area of the belly and stay near a surgical hospital for about 6 weeks. Th ... Read More
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Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
6 to 8 weeks: 6 to 8weeks should be enough to promote healing. During this time period it is essential that it not be re-injured.
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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 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 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. 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 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 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

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