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How can I know if my spleen is ruptured after falling down stairs?

How can I know if my spleen is ruptured after falling down stairs?

Go to ER for CT scan: The most sensitive and specific test to diagnose injury to the spleen is a ct of the abdomen. Blunt trauma to the abdomen, like what can occur when falling down stairs, should be taken very seriously. This requires emergency room evaluation. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


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Should i climb up and down stairs after 3 months of a patellar tendon rupture?

Should i climb up and down stairs after 3 months of a patellar tendon rupture?

Listen to body: Maximal healing is reached somewhere between 3-6 months... Your body usually tells you what you can and can't do.... Consider starting small stairs when ready and listen up your body (and your doctor). ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my spleen has ruptured and when do I go in?

You'll know: If you had a recent trauma to the spleen area, you will be hurting a lot to start with. If you have any significant spleen rupture, you will have internal hemorrhage. When in doubt, it is always a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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How to know if my spleen has ruptured?

How to know if my spleen has ruptured?

Pain: I would believe most cases of splenic ruptures would be trauma such as a car accident or participating in contact sport as football. There are medical conditions that cause enlargement of the spleen and could possible cause a rupture. Pain would be the most common symptom. The pain most likely would be in the abdomen but pain can be referred to other areas such as the back, chest, or pelvis ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to get hit to rupture their spleen?

Depends on quality: of the spleen. If its a healthy, then considerable amount of force would be needed, or a rib fractured in that area can puncture it. A fall onto left side causes the left elbow hitting the splenic region is a known way of splenic rupture. If the spleen is diseased (weakened) from any cause, then a minor trauma can certainly rupture it. ...Read more

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How likely will malaria cause my spleen to rupture?

How likely will malaria cause my spleen to rupture?

Uncommon: The medical literature suggests that splenic rupture occurs in about 2% (2 out of 100) of malaria cases. This occurs more often during the early phases of the malaria attack and is more common in malaria strains found in turkey. The most common symptom is pain the the left upper abdomen. ...Read more

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What can cause a ruptured spleen?

What can cause a ruptured spleen?

Trauma: An accident such as a serious fall, car accident, knife or gun shot injury, or being struck very hard in the abdomen can cause ruptured spleen. Rare situations of minor injury in a person with an already enlarged or diseased spleen could result in splenic damage too. ...Read more

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How is a ruptured spleen treated?

How is a ruptured spleen treated?

Depends on severity: The spleen is a very vascular organ and, though well protected by the rib cage, is susceptible to blunt trauma. Minor injuries may usually be managed by "watchful waiting", but rupture can lead to life-threatening bleeding. In the past, this meant splenectomy. Nowadays, we can often stop the bleeding nonsurgically by internally closing off the bleeding vessels via interventional radiology. ...Read more