A 51-year-old female asked:
My son has a ruptured spleen. was sent home from er. what are some side effects while healing like maybe chills etc.?
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General Surgery 58 years experience
Watch for bleeding: In children every effort will be made to save the spleen , to avoid the future life threatening infections of pnemococcus, meningococcous .Acts as filter of damaged rbc , & vital immunological roll. Need to watch rebleeding, dizziness , rapid pulse, looking pale less common infection, yes chills follow doctor instruction , any doubt take back to er to prevent life threatening re-bleed.
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