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what are the effects of spleen removal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on: Reason for splenectomy. Other than immediate complications such as hemorrhage, infection, or injury to adjacent organs, two potential problems. If yo ... Read More
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Dr. Kimberly Stone
11 years experience in General Surgery
Few: After a cholecystectomy, some people initially have a hard time digesting fatty foods, but most have no noticeable effects on digestion, other than ab ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
4-6 weeks: Usual time to full recovery is 4-6 weeks after any major abdominal surgery. Avoid any strenuous activity during this time.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Splenectomy: The spleen plays a vital role in immune function & removal of old blood cells. It is also very prone to injury, sometimes necessitating emergency surg ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Missavage
40 years experience in General Surgery
Spleen removal: Removal of the spleen will make it more difficult for the body to fight infection with certain bacteria. If the spleen has been removed, the doctor wi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
You are more ...: Susceptible to serious infections due to encapsulated bacteria (eg, pneumococcus, meningococcus, hemophilus influenzae). You should be periodically im ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: I know of no association of splenectomy surgery causing leukemia. Some blood disorders do have spleen surgery to resolve an enlarged spleen or low pla ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No: Spleen has no connection to causing leukemia. So its removal can not cause leukemia.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Every operation is: Serious, when you are on the receiving end. If his doctors are recommending the operation, it is because potential benefits outweigh the potential ri ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Depends on: size of spleen, severity of anemia, and presence of gallstones. You need to consult with a hematologist for advice regarding options for treatment, i ... Read More
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