A 30-year-old member asked:
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i have a 5 by 6 cm split in my spleen, but it wasn't take it out. how long will it take to fully recover?

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Dr. Andrew Glantz
38 years experience General Surgery
Splenic Trauma: The spleen is an easily traumatized organ in the abdomen. An injury to the spleen can be quite problematic. Most trauma surgeons would recommend avoiding excessive physical activity for about 4-6 weeks after a splenic injury. Any excessive activity such as contact sports, etc can cause re-bleeding of the spleen, necessitating surgery to remove the spleen.
Answered on May 1, 2015
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