A 45-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take to heal a ruptured spleen?

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Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
27 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 scan before being cleared to resume the risky activity.
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Depends: Will take 4-6 weeks if surgery was not done.
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Depends: Takes about 4-6 weeks to heal if no splenectomy surgery was needed.
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Dr. Jon Krook answered
24 years experience General Surgery
3 months: It depends on how badly the spleen was damaged. Small cracks will heal in a matter of weeks. Significant damage can lead to other conditions. Usual ... Read More
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