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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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How long can you go with a lacerated spleen?

How long can you go with a lacerated spleen?

Depends: You can bleed to death into your peritoneal cavity in a few minutes, or the spleen can self-repair. If you're not in considerable pain and your vital signs are stable, trust your surgeon if he/she has decided to watch you. ...Read more

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How long can you live without a spleen? I'm 19. Haven't had one for 3 years.

How long can you live without a spleen? I'm 19. Haven't had one for 3 years.

A long life: Removal of the spleen makes you slightly more susceptible to certain types of bacterial infections (pneumococcal) but you should have been immunized against them. You can still live a normal lifespan without it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should i avoid workouts ? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated (3-4).

Hello. Could you please tell me how much longer should i avoid workouts ? Its been 6 weeks sience my accident where my spleen was lacerated  (3-4).

In theory you are OK: You need to discuss with your physicians to be certain. It depends on how well the spleen has healed. ...Read more

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What is a shattered spleen and treatment?

What is a shattered spleen and treatment?

Ruptured spleen: Ruptured spleen means the capsule that contains the spleen is broken or torn, usually by blunt force trauma. Car crash, falls, hit by something are causes of blunt force. Treatment depends on the degree of damage to the spleen and its blood supply. In many cases, observation, protection from further trauma is sufficient. Organ repair or removal is sometimes necessary. Ok to ask your team of docs. ...Read more

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If my spleen ruptures how long will I live?

If my spleen ruptures how long will I live?

Depends: If you have a ruptured spleen and get to hospital on time to be treated you will have a normal life; however, if splenectomy is performed, you will need to be vaccinated against encapsulated bacteria because you will be very susceptible to develop infections from such bacteria once you have no spleen. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of life long follow-up is required after spleen removal?

Please suggest what type of life long follow-up is required after spleen removal?

Spleen removal: Removal of the spleen will make it more difficult for the body to fight infection with certain bacteria. If the spleen has been removed, the doctor will usually order a pneumococcus shot a few days after surgery. This will help the body fight the bacteria that the spleen usually is able to kill. Booster shots should be given every 10 years or so for the rest of the patient's life. ...Read more

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How long will it take my spleen to recover from having mono?

How long will it take my spleen to recover from having mono?

It will vary: This depends on how long it takes for the mono to resolve. The spleen is composed of lymphoid tissue, which commonly swells during mono. The doctor will assess the progress of mono often times by examining the spleen. As the mono resolves, so will the size of the spleen. This takes between two weeks and two months or more. ...Read more

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I have no spleen. Should I take any precautions in my daily life? And will there be any change in the long run? Thanks

I have no spleen. Should I take any precautions in my daily life? And will there be any change in the long run? Thanks

Yes: That means you are more prone to have infection from bacteria with capsules and to clear certain parasitic infections. Nonetheless you should get Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 following by Pneumovax 1st in one year then every 5-10 yrs thereafter. ...Read more