A 23-year-old male asked:
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what's the best way to tell the difference between an intercostal tear/sprain and a minor spleen rupture?

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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see a doctor: for a more detailed history, physical exam and possible testing, Do not try to self diagnose.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014

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YES: you could be mistaken... and a ruptured spleen would be likely bleeding and you would be so sick you could be in an emergency situation
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