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a fall resulted in bleeding in my spleen 1month ago...last week they found my hematoma to be 2,4 .. it is 1,8.now.can i take 4 hour flight today?

 a fall resulted in bleeding in my spleen 1month ago...last week they found my hematoma to be 2,4  .. it is 1,8.now.can i take 4 hour flight today?

Maybe but be careful: I'm not sure a flight can necessarily affect the splenic hematoma in a good or bad way. Generally I would avoid any high contact activities. Also in relation to traveling- I wouldn't do any heavy lifting that might strain your abdominal muscles. If you have to fly please take these precautions. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Am bleeding from the vagina with no uterus and rectum recently had a partial hysterectomy but still bleed they removed my uterus recently found out my spleen is enlarged am bleeding from the rectum

Am bleeding from the vagina with no uterus and rectum recently had a partial hysterectomy but still bleed they removed my uterus recently found out my spleen is enlarged am bleeding from the rectum

You : You need an immediate medical evaluation if you are post-operative and having bleeding from the rectum. Please call your surgeon and seek out an immediate evaluation. If they can't see you then you will have to go to the er. Rectal bleeding in a post-operative patient is concerning. ...Read more

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I know if something happened to my spleen while being enlarged, it could burst and i'll bleed to death?

I know if something happened to my spleen while being enlarged, it could burst and i'll bleed to death?

Possible but rare: An enlarged (or even normal) spleen may rupture due to direct trauma. In very rare circumstances a diseased spleen may rupture without significant trauma. Getting treated for the cause of the splenic enlargement should help to reduce the risk of this rare complication. ...Read more

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I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma , I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

I had a spontanious spleen bleed no trauma , I had strep throat and athletes foot/jock itch at the time could either of those be the cause?

No: I see no relationship between these infections and your splenic bleeding-which is unusual in the absence of trauma. ...Read more

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Can menorrhagia be related to whatever causing my enlarged spleen&liver?Had hormone levels run&endometrial biopsy, both ok.Bleed 12dys on 10 off bad.

Can menorrhagia be related to whatever causing my enlarged spleen&liver?Had hormone levels run&endometrial biopsy, both ok.Bleed 12dys on 10 off bad.

Possibly: Other causes of heavy bleeding include fibroids or polyps, which wouldn't be related to your enlarged liver and spleen. However causes such as diminished Progesterone levels or problems with blood not clotting as fast as usual might be related to liver problems. It will need more testing to determine if there is a relation. ...Read more

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I think my spleen is enlarged from excessive bleeding due to my menstrual cycle. Is this possible and and is there a natural way to fix this.

I think my spleen is enlarged from excessive  bleeding due to my menstrual cycle.  Is this possible and  and is there a natural way to fix this.

?: I have never heard of developing an enlarged spleen due to menstrual bleeding. If you are having excessive bleeding from your menstrual cycle, the first thing to do is to seek the care of a gynecologist. Your doctor can tell at that time if your spleen is enlarged or not. Take it from there. ...Read more

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How big is the spleen?

How big is the spleen?

For Adults: It could be 12 cm (females) or 13 cm (males) or less for normal size of spleen. ...Read more

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Why is the spleen brown?

Why is the spleen brown?

Rather purple: By virtue of its function, it mainly recycles red blood cells, stores other blood cellular elements, as white blood cells and platelets, and has a function in the immune system. The liver is brown though ...Read more

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How heavy is the spleen?

How heavy is the spleen?

About 6 oz(~180 gms): That's the average weight in a healthy adult , weight can vary with different states, infection for instance, when the spleen enlarges to fight it, or disease states affecting the spleen itself, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can a spleen regenerate?

Can a spleen regenerate?

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