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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in 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

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Trauma: An accident such as a serious fall, car accident, knife or gun shot injury, or being struck very hard in the abdomen can cause ruptured spleen. Rare s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Potentially...Very: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Sure: A ruptured spleen can be fatal depending on the extent of the injury. Imho that is the worst thing it can do to you. However even removing the spleen ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Splenectomy: The spleen is removed as it will have a tendency to blew profusely. The spleen is a highly vascular organ, and when it is damaged it tends to cause ma ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience in General Surgery
Painful: The spleen lies just under the diaphragm on the left side so when it ruptures the blood gets under the diaphragm causing significant pain with each b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience in Family Medicine
CT and ultrasound: A ruptured spleen can be diagnosed by a ct scan or ultrasound.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
You cannot: The patient would have serious abdominal pain, shock, even death. Usually after major athletic or vehicular trauma. Occasionally with other dise ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Abdominal Pain: The spleen is a very vascular organ. Significant trauma may cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity. Blood is an irritant to the lining o ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in 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

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