A 31-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take a ruptured spleen to heal without treatment?

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Dr. Jon Krook
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. Usually by 3 months it is completely healed. It is important to avoid contact sports or other activities that could lead to reinjury as that could lead to massive hemmorage during the time it is healing.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Tchaka Shepherd
23 years experience Trauma Surgery
Splenic injury : The length of time required for a splenic injury to heal will invariably depend on the grade on the injury ( i.e. Severity of the injury). It can take six weeks to several months for a complete recovery.
Answered on Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
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Goto ER: Its an emergency. You could bleed to death. Sometimes surgery is warranted to remove the spleen.
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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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