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Where would do you feel pain if you have a ruptured spleen?

Where would do you feel pain if you have a ruptured spleen?

Spleen: The pain most commonly associated with a traumatic splenic rupture is for the most part localized to the left upper quadrant of the abdomen . This localized pain can at times become generalized yielding diffuse abdomen pain. Additionally some patient may experience a phenomenon known as kehr's sign which is left sided diaphragmatic irritation that results in left shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Ruptured Spleen (Definition)

Ruptured spleen is a condition where the spleen, a solid organ with a large blood flow, is injured. Commonly this is caused by trauma, such as a car accident or a fall, and is dangerous because the spleen has the ...Read more

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Could i mistake a ruptured spleen with an intercostal sprain? The pain is on the left side and back near the "floating" ribs. No blunt trauma at all.

Could i mistake a ruptured spleen with an intercostal sprain? The pain is on the left side and back near the "floating" ribs. No blunt trauma at all.

YES: you could be mistaken... and a ruptured spleen would be likely bleeding and you would be so sick you could be in an emergency situation ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Two clear ab cts, clear us, CBC normal, left rib and some.abdominal pain, likely to be ruptured spleen??

Two clear ab cts, clear us, CBC normal, left rib and some.abdominal pain, likely to be ruptured spleen??

Very unlikely: CT shows the spleen very well. It takes substantial trauma to rupture a spleen in most folks- unless already large or diseased. ...Read more

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

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

What are symptoms of having a ruptured spleen?

Severe pain: Usually severe l side pain on the abdomen or shoulder pain. Also dizziness due to massive blood loss and flank bruising. It is an emergency! www.Drlugo.Com. ...Read more

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How long it takes to heal a ruptured spleen?

Perhaps 6-12 months: Most ruptured spleens are due to trauma, in which case most of the time they are surgically removed. You can live without a spleen, though it does have some impact of immune function. Iron storage (also done in bone marrow and liver), and old red blood cell destruction (life of an RBC is 100 days). Must avoid any contact sports or further trauma to that area (left upper quadrant of abdomen). ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
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I had a ruptured spleen and took no contact it just happend my dr told me that it will heal and left it in but it still hurts when will it stop 8month?

Diagnosis?: You may have misunderstood your doctor. Spleens do not spontaneously rupture. A ruptured spleen is usually a surgical emergency unless only the capsule is ruptured. You should go back to your doctor and get some specific answers to whatever your problem is. ...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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