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Acute Spleen Pain
Recovery stage of mono. My blood looks good & my spleen doesn't seem to be enlarged. When can I start lifting? Can it become enlarged in acute stage?
Wait: The spleen is usually enlarged with infectious mononucleosis (barr epstein virus infection). The spleen can rupture if there is trauma to the spleen when it is enlarged. Lifting of course depends on the weight of what you lift. Give your body time to heal and the spleen to return normal size and this may take 3 months. ...Read more
Organ in abdomen: The spleen is an abdominal organ under the diaphragm on the left side. It resembles a large lymph node and filters the blood. It removes spent red blood cells and recycles iron, it synthesizes antibodies an removes bacteria and serves as a reservoir for blood.without it people are more prone to infections. ...Read more
Yes: Spleen can regenerate by various mechanisms. Spleen once injured by trauma can implant itself in different parts of the abdomen, known as splenosis. Process similar to this can occur after the body recovers from serious infections. If the spleen is removed in it's entirety by surgery then the likely of regeneration is next to nothing. ...Read more
Many important: In addition to having a fun name to pronounce, the spleen filters and helps recycle blood cells, and helps fight certain types of infections. Here is some further information on the spleen. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-spleen. ...Read more
See a surgeon ...: promptly. General or trauma surgeons care for patients with abdominal injuries, including splenic lacerations. Many stable patients can be treated with bedrest and observation, and the spleen will scar back together. Unstable patients go to operation with either removal of the spleen (splenectomy) or repair of the spleen (splenorrhaphy). ...Read more