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Doctor insights on: How To Rupture Your Spleen

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If my spleen ruptures will I die immediately?

If my spleen ruptures will I die immediately?

Unlikely: The most common cause of splenic injury is blunt trauma that occurs folllowing motor vehicle crashes. The degree of injury can vary from a mild bruise, to a tear, to a frank rupture. The spleen is a very vascular organ; if the injury is severe, life-threatening bleeding can occur that, if left untreated, can lead to death. Thankfully, most people make it to the er before that occurs. ...Read more

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How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

How intense is the pain when the spleen ruptures?

Have you ever...: Extremely painful in most cases, right from the get go. Have you ever experienced pain when running or jogging on the left upper part of your abdomen? Multiply that by 1, 000. ...Read more

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What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

What are the chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

Depends: Generally very good if you get early medical care. ...Read more

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What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

What are my chances of living if my spleen were to rupture?

Unpredictable: Splenic trauma puts one at-risk for internal bleeding, the severity of which varies by the degree of injury. When evaluated w/a ct scan & monitored in a hospital setting, some people may avoid surgery; others require life-saving splenectomy. Therefore, ones chances of surviving splenic rupture in a hospital setting are very high; outside the hospital, unpredictable and dangerous. ...Read more

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Can I have ruptured my spleen?

Can I have ruptured my spleen?

Yes, with trauma: Trauma to the left upper portion of your abdomen or the lower portion of your left ribcage can result in a splenic injury, either a laceration or contusion/hematoma of the spleen. The main worry with a splenic injury is bleeding. A hemodynamically stable patient with such an injury may be put at bedrest and followed closely. Others go to the OR for repair or removal of the spleen. ...Read more

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Will i know if i ruptured my spleen?

Splenic rupture: You would certainly know there is a serious problem in your abdomen. Splenic rupture is an emergency, often associated with abdominal trauma such as a car accident. Your spleen can bleed profusely if it ruptures and you can lose a lot of blood quickly. ...Read more

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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 can I tell if i've ruptured my spleen?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain would be severe. Anemia can show up on a blood test. The capsule surrounding the spleen maybe torn and some symptoms and even blood tests may not reveal a classic full blown picture. Get checked if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

What could happen if your spleen is ruptured?

You have internal: Bleeding and you will need to be admitted to the hospital. You blood counts need to be followed and you need to be seen by a general surgeon to address it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a spleen rupture?

What are the side effects of a spleen rupture?

Bleeding: The most serious problem is bleeding that can be lifethreatening. This may lead to surgery to remove the spleen or repair it. ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Would I be able to tell if my spleen had ruptured?

Usually: A ruptured spleen will usually cause internal bleeding within the abdominal cavity, which is quite painful and hard to miss. On occasion, there may be a contained rupture that does not cause immediate symptoms; this would be seen by ct scan even in the absence of symptoms. ...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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Help doctors! what're your chances of living when your spleen ruptures?

Your chances are ...: Good. Surgeons frequently see splenic injuries (ruptures) from blunt abdominal trauma. Patients who are hemodyamically stable and not actively bleeding can often be treated nonoperatively, and the spleen scars back together. Unstable, actively bleeding patients undergo operation to repair or remove the spleen. In developed countries, it is rare to die of a splenic injury these days. ...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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What are the first things I should do if I know someone's spleen has ruptured?

What are the first things I should do if I know someone's spleen has ruptured?

Go to hospital: You should go to the hospital immediately. The spleen is very vascular and if it ruptures, the abdominal cavity can fill with blood very quickly leading to a rapid drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and possibly death. After being evaluated by the emergency physician and possibly having surgery, a few vaccines may be necessary to prevent some infections. ...Read more

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If a person is an alcoholic and his spleen ruptures from an injury what is teatment?

Goto ER: Its an emergency. You could bleed to death. Sometimes surgery is warranted to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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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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Rupture (Definition)

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