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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Possible but rare: An enlarged (or even normal) spleen may rupture due to direct trauma. In very rare circumstances a diseased spleen may rupture without significant tr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
18 years experience General Surgery
Avoid trauma: Severe trauma from a car accident can cause your spleen to rupture. If your spleen is enlarged then you should refrain from contact sports or the like ... Read More
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Dr. David Fertel
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Avoid contact: Most ruptured spleens come from trauma.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You'll know: It will hurt. It will be worse than any normal pain you've ever felt in your abdomen. You'll probably feel sick all over.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Splenic rupture: The spleen is normally fist sized but it can swell to several times that size, unlike other organs which typically do not swell to this degree. The s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: However, you can use positions that would not put direct pressure on your abdominal.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It should not: And the bigger the spleen the more challenging the surgery.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Emergency!: The spleen is a very vascular organ; if the spleen ruptures and internal bleeding develops, this is an emergency that requires either surgery or a pr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Yes: Yes, he/she can live without a spleen. The spleen technically has nothing to do with diabetes and the body's ability (or, rather, inability) to produ ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
Vaccines: It depends on your age. At minimum you will likely need yearly vaccines against meningitis and pneumonia. Otherwise your immune system should handle o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience Geriatrics
You have internal: Bleeding and you will need to be admitted to the hospital. You blood counts need to be followed and you need to be seen by a general surgeon to addres ... Read More
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