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Is dark urine a sign of ruptured spleen with mono?

Is dark urine a sign of ruptured spleen with mono?

Probably not: May be bilirubin from jaundice with liver effects of mono.
Or concentration if dehydrated.
Easily determined by urinalysis exam. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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I had mono and the doctors said I have a ruptured spleen. What is the best way to treat it?

I had mono and the doctors said I have a ruptured spleen. What is the best way to treat it?

Non operative/ surgi: Up to 90% of ruptured spleen can be manger nonoperatively. In certain situation were persistent bleeding or risk of future recurrent bleeding, a surgical splenectomy will be advised/ inevitable. ...Read more

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I have mono. Could this be complicated by a ruptured spleen?

I have mono. Could this be complicated by a ruptured spleen?

Yes, good question: Mononucleosis can cause enlarged and engorged spleen, which is more prone to rupture with any blunt injury. Rarely, it can rupture spontaneously. So don't engage in any contact sports or any activity that might cause any injury. It does get smaller as you overcome your illness. ...Read more

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May have mild ruptured spleen. Pressed area yesterday w/sharp pain+bp drop. Now slight pain in area and tired. Have mono dr said no swelling past 3 weeks?

May have mild ruptured spleen. Pressed area yesterday w/sharp pain+bp drop. Now slight pain in area and tired. Have mono dr said no swelling past 3 weeks?

Need more info: The spleen can rupture very easily. Since you have some discomfit I think it is a good idea to get another examination and perhaps an image study of the splenetic area. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a ruptured spleen?

How long can you live with a ruptured spleen?

Internal bleeding: A ruptured spleen can have a variable degree of injury. The spleen damage may be minor and heal on its own, or may be a major injury with significant life threatening internal bleeding that needs emergency surgery to remove the spleen. ...Read more

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How long can you survive with a ruptured spleen?

How long can you survive with a ruptured spleen?

Medical Care Needed: 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

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How long does it take to heal a ruptured spleen?

At least 3 months: We recommend to maintain precautions for at least three months, and in high risk patients (like someone playing contact sports) to obtain a repeat scan before being cleared to resume the risky activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a ruptured spleen so mild that you live 3-4 years without knowing it?

Yes: ruptured spleen comes in various grades from mild to severe. Most mild to moderate stages are managed with bed rest and observation. A mild grade one could go unnoticed and therefore untreated. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured spleen cause sudden death?

Maybe: Ruptured spleen will cause internal bleeding. If the injury is severe and there is no medical treatment available, then it is possible to die from internal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have mono and my spleen is ridiculously enlarged and I'm afraid it is going to rupture. How can I decrease the inflammation?

I have mono and my spleen is ridiculously enlarged and I'm afraid it is going to rupture. How can I decrease the inflammation?

Wait safely: Mono spleens can get quite large but rarely rupture without severe trauma, take things easy for a few weeks. No heavy lifting, no trauma, no fighting with your parents ...Read more

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How long does one stay in hospital if had a ruptured spleen?

5-10 days: For a ruptured spleen your doctors will make sure no bleeding occurs. Next you need to be able to eat food and hold it down. They should have removed your ng tube by now. You may have staples in your skin. Those stay in until follow up. Be well and always wear your seat belt. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with ruptured spleen. Should I be worried for him?

My father was diagnosed with ruptured spleen. Should I be worried for him?

YES & NO: Traumatic ruptured spleen is now managed expectantly in the hospital meaning 'watch and wait'. So if the patient is stable with no signs of hemorhage then it is safe to not do surgery and then send the patient home after observation. If there are signs of major hemorrhage soon after injury then immediate surgery is indicated. Complications of emergency surgery are related to overall health. ...Read more

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Can stretching cause a ruptured spleen? Or is it just a strained muscle?

Can stretching cause a ruptured spleen? Or is it just a strained muscle?

Enlarged Spleen: If the spleen is enlarged by a disease process it become more susceptible to injury.
Otherwise, a normal spleen shouldn't have problems with streaching. ...Read more

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My son has a ruptured spleen. Was sent home from er. What are some side effects while healing like maybe chills etc.?

My son has a ruptured spleen. Was sent home from er. What are some side effects while healing like maybe chills etc.?

Watch for bleeding: In children every effort will be made to save the spleen, to avoid the future life threatening infections of pnemococcus, meningococcous. Acts as filter of damaged rbc, & vital immunological roll. Need to watch rebleeding, dizziness, rapid pulse, looking pale less common infection, yes chills follow doctor instruction, any doubt take back to er to prevent life threatening re-bleed. ...Read more

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I have mono and mild pain under my ribs on the left side. Does this mean my spleen is ruptured, or could it just be enlarged?

I have mono and mild pain under my ribs on the left side. Does this mean my spleen is ruptured, or could it just be enlarged?

Mono/spleen: You are likely having your spleen monitored. Unless it was large and traumatized; it is not ruptured. Continue to be assessed as required. All the best for a good recovery. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in the area where my spleen is whenever I move or breathe. Ultrasound came back ok but is there still chance of ruptured spleen?

Having severe pain in the area where my spleen is whenever I move or breathe. Ultrasound came back ok but is there still chance of ruptured spleen?

Pain: Probably intercostal or abdominal wall pain. Ruptured spleen is not subtle. Discuss your concerns with your doc for an explanation of your situation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sexual intercourse to re-rupture a ruptured spleen?

Perhaps but unlikely: If a ruptured spleen has healed well, it should be as stable as a 'normal' spleen. But, any rough activity while it is healing can traumatize it once again. ...Read more

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How long will someone live from a ruptured spleen?

Life: Potentially a full life if bleeding is effectively controlled. Not having a spleen is very unlikely to change ones life span. ...Read more

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How long can you go without treating a ruptured spleen?

How long can you go without treating a ruptured spleen?

Depends: Splenic injuries are graded for severity. Less severe injuries may be treated non-operatively. More severe injuries may require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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How long would it take to realize that you have a ruptured spleen?

How long would it take to realize that you have a ruptured spleen?

Depends: Most of the time ruptured spleen is a result of significant trauma and the abdominal pain would be very noticeable, and the person is evaluated and diagnosed quickly in an emergency room setting. But, I have also seen torn spleen that ruptures days after a neglected injury in someone who did not seek medical evaluation immediately after a significant traumatic injury. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how bad would the pain be in a ruptured spleen?

Amazingly: Some people have only mild to moderate pain, but usually it is severe. The only way to tell if spleen is ruptures and if you need to have surgery to repair it is to get imaging studies, usually with a ct scan. ...Read more

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What medical conditions put an athlete at risk for a ruptured spleen?

What medical conditions put an athlete at risk for a ruptured spleen?

Enlargement: Mononucleosis
portal hypertension
leukemias with splenic enlargement


essentially any enlargement increases risk, but in contact sports even a normal size spleen can be traumatized. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured spleen heal or does it always have to be surgically removed?

Often heals: Most lower grade injuries and a select few higher grade injuries will heal without surgery. Real factors determining course are whether the bleeding can be stopped--- if you continue to bleed, surgery is required, or in a select few cases radiology can be used to emboli ze bleeding vessels. If you are unstable, out it comes. ...Read more

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Do people not wearing seatbelts who are in car wreck have a ruptured spleen?

Do people not wearing seatbelts who are in car wreck have a ruptured spleen?

Maybe: Not wearing seat-belts in a car accident can result in many severe injuries. The worst injury would be a brain injury. Other injuries would be rib fractures, heart injury, torn aorta or major vein, lung contusion, liver fracture, kidney fracture, intestinal rupture, spleen fracture, etc, etc, etc. ...Read more

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How soon after a ruptured spleen can I fly?

It depends: If it was treated with surgery then you are probably OK with flying but ask your surgeon. If your ruptured spleen was managed nonoperatively then it depends on the degree of injury to the spleen but it would be prudent to wait to travel by plane for a few to several weeks after injury. Discuss it with a doctor who has seen your xrays and knows the degree of splenioc injury. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a ruptured spleen? Is it dangerous?

Splenic Trauma: The spleen is a relatively fragile organ but it is tucked away & protected by the left lower rib cage in the abdominal cavity. It takes a pretty strong force to rupture a normal spleen, typically due the ribs breaking in that area (car crash, bad fall). The spleen is very well-vascularized--if the trauma is significant, life-threatening bleeding can occur, requiring emergency rx. ...Read more

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How should I limit my son's activity after a ruptured spleen?

How should I limit my son's activity after a ruptured spleen?

Be cautious: Follow the hospital discharge instructions which should include avoiding strenuous activities, and definitely no contact sports. If you did not receive any discharge instructions, contact you discharging physician for further instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


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Dark Urine (Definition)

Urine tends to be golden yellow from uric acid excretion. Brown or red suggests hemolysis, i.e. dark urine. Many causes, from trauma, infection, neoplasia, etc. We should all strive for crystal clear urine. ...Read more