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what is the feeling of a ruptured spleen like

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience Geriatrics
You may have acute: Abdominal pain, left shoulder pain. Your pulse will go up and your blood pressure will drop.
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
24 years experience General Surgery
Left-side belly pain: A ruptured spleen usually (but not always) follows significant abdominal trauma. Abdominal pain, most noticible in the left upper quadrant (left-side ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
24 years experience General Surgery
Likely not.: There are many many reasons why you feel light headed. Most of those reasons have nothing to do with your spleen. Have you sustained major abdominal ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Symptoms can: Vary, depending on degree of injury and amount of bleeding. In severe cases, one can go into hemorrhagic shock. In mild cases, it could be just left ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience 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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